This fourth volume of rare/lost silent comedy shorts in the Accidentally Preserved series reaches even further into the realm of obscure or hard-to-find titles, sourcing American silent films released to the European home movie market on 9.5mm safety film.
The 9.5mm home movie format was introduced in Europe in 1922 by Pathéscope, just one year before Kodak debuted its 16mm home-use format. 9.5mm film was more compact, and its perforations were down the center of the film, in-between each frame. Pathéscope released silent films on 9.5mm film for both sales and rental from 1922, just a couple years before the Kodascope Library launched, all the way through 1959. Many titles in the catalog were not available from the U.S. 16mm home-use companies, and suriving prints, such as most of the titles offered on this disc, are the only known copies of these films.
The films on the Accidentally Preserved: Volume 4 DVD have been sourced from the USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive. All films are seen in new digital HD transfers and with piano and organ scores by Ben Model.
Nonsense (1920) – Sid Smith and Jimmie Adams – 22 mins
The Ninety And Nine (1922) – Warner Baxter and Colleen Moore – 10 mins
Meet Father (1924) – Bobby Ray – 10 mins
The Wages of Tin (1925) – Glenn Tryon – 10 mins
Tides of Passion (1925) – Mae Marsh – 21 mins
A Man’s Size Pet (1926) – 17 mins
Walter’s Paying Policy (1926) – Walter Forde – 22 mins
‘Morning, Judge (1926) – Peggy Shaw, Flora Finch – 9 mins
121 mins ● B&W ● Stereo ● 4:3 aspect ratio ● Not Rated ● NTSC ● region 0 (all-regions)
Produced for DVD by Ben Model/Undercrank Productions, in association with Greenbriar Picture Shows and the USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive
Release date: November 15, 2016