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The Gusher
(1913)

 

This enjoyable comedy short features Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Charles Inslee and the Keystone Kops. Ford invests in an oil well but is swindled by his rival for Mabel’s affections. Keystone mayhem ensues.

coverKino International
2008 DVD edition

The Extra Girl (1923), black & white, 68 minutes, not rated,
with The Gusher (1913), color-tinted black & white, 14 minutes, not rated.

Kino Interntional, K614, UPC 7-38329-06142-5.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, no chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $24.95.
Release date: 3 June 2008.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 5 / audio: 7 / additional content: 7 / overall: 6.

This edition of The Gusher has been mastered from a very-good 16mm reduction positive that is a little worn but quite watchable.

The film is presented with piano accompaniment by Ben Model.

This is the only known edition of The Gusher on DVD home video.

 
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Other MABEL NORMAND films available on home video.

Other KEYSTONE comedy films available on home video.

Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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