Just before his sudden death, a businessman accuses his son-in-law of embezzlement. His daughter is convinced of her fiancée’s innocence and tries to clear his name and unmask the real villain and is aided by secret messages . . . from her dead father. Or are they? Whispering Shadows, a very rare occult creeper, can now be seen by the public for the first time since its release in 1921. It is presented here in a new digital scan with an eerie and atmospheric new theatre organ score by Andrew E. Simpson.
The Devil’s Assistant (1917) — in which a physician enacts revenge on the woman he loves after she marries another by treating her exhaustion with maddening drugs. The film depicts her descent into madness in a red-tinted trip to hell itself.
Whispering Shadows is sourced from a preservation by the Library of Congress from the sole surviving 28mm print of this title. The Devil’s Assistant is sourced from a rare print in the collection of the USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive.
Whispering Shadows (1921) – 68 mins
The Devil’s Assistant (1917) – 23 mins
91 mins ● B&W/tinted ● Stereo ● 4:3 aspect ratio ● Not Rated ● NTSC ● Region 0 (all-regions)
Produced for DVD and musical scores by Andrew E. Simpson
DVD released by Ben Model/Undercrank Productions
Release date: October 17, 2017