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American silent horror collection

Label
American silent horror collection
Title
American silent horror collection
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Documents the beginnings of horror films from the 1890s through the silent era; an embittered criminal seeks revenge on the doctors who erroneously amputated his legs as a child; possibly insane, an heir to a fortune must spend the night in a creepy mansion to receive the payout; a scientist finds a way to reveal the darkest side of man; with a smile permanently carved into his face, a man becomes a clown and falls for a blind orphan
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
LC call number
PN1997.A1
LC item number
A447 2007
PerformerNote
Rod Steiger (narrator), Lon Chaney, Laura La Plante, John Barrymore, Conrad Viedt
Runtime
426
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
American silent horror collection
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The penalty" based on the novel by Gouverneur Morris; "The cat and the canary" based on the play by John Willard; "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The man who laughs" based on the novel "L'homme qui rit" by Victor Hugo
  • Originally released as motion pictures 1920-1928; "Kingdom of shadows" originally released direct-to-video in 1998
  • Features: story behind "The man who laughs, " at home with Conrad Veidt, excerpt of the Italian version of "The man who laughs, " excerpt of Hugo's novel, about the restoration for each film, photo galleries, promotional material galleries, "Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride" (1925) starring Stan Laurel, "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (1920) (excerpt) starring Sheldon Lewis, audio : the transformation scene (1909) featuring Len Spencer, essay : "The many faces of Jekyll/Hyde, " about the score, about the Mount Alto Motion Picture Corporation, essay by Michael F. Blake "The penalty, " "By the sun's rays, " Chaney's secrets revealed, production budget sheet, novel/script to screen, Chaney trailers : "The big city" (1928) and "While the city sleeps" (1928), "The miracle man, " scene comparison from novel to screenplay to film
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[DVD 6604 pt.1] Kingdom of shadows : the rise of the horror film (1998) / written and directed by Bret Wood -- [DVD 6604 pt.2] The penalty (1920) / directed by Walter Worsely ; scenario by Charles Kenyon -- [DVD 6604 pt.3] The cat and the canary (1927) / directed by Paul Leni ; adaptation by Alfred A. Cohn, Robert F. Hill ; titles by Walter Anthony -- [DVD 6604 pt.4] Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) / directed by John S. Robertson ; scenario by Clara Beranger -- [DVD 6604 pt.5] The man who laughs (1928) / directed by Paul Leni ; adaptation by J. Grubb Alexander
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (426 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 6604
Other control number
738329057220
Other physical details
sil., sd., b&w, col.
Publisher number
  • KNV5722DD
  • K573
  • K216
  • K557
  • K217
  • K310
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn232830832
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn827072989
System details
DVDs, Dolby digital stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American silent horror collection
Publication
Note
  • "The penalty" based on the novel by Gouverneur Morris; "The cat and the canary" based on the play by John Willard; "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The man who laughs" based on the novel "L'homme qui rit" by Victor Hugo
  • Originally released as motion pictures 1920-1928; "Kingdom of shadows" originally released direct-to-video in 1998
  • Features: story behind "The man who laughs, " at home with Conrad Veidt, excerpt of the Italian version of "The man who laughs, " excerpt of Hugo's novel, about the restoration for each film, photo galleries, promotional material galleries, "Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride" (1925) starring Stan Laurel, "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (1920) (excerpt) starring Sheldon Lewis, audio : the transformation scene (1909) featuring Len Spencer, essay : "The many faces of Jekyll/Hyde, " about the score, about the Mount Alto Motion Picture Corporation, essay by Michael F. Blake "The penalty, " "By the sun's rays, " Chaney's secrets revealed, production budget sheet, novel/script to screen, Chaney trailers : "The big city" (1928) and "While the city sleeps" (1928), "The miracle man, " scene comparison from novel to screenplay to film
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[DVD 6604 pt.1] Kingdom of shadows : the rise of the horror film (1998) / written and directed by Bret Wood -- [DVD 6604 pt.2] The penalty (1920) / directed by Walter Worsely ; scenario by Charles Kenyon -- [DVD 6604 pt.3] The cat and the canary (1927) / directed by Paul Leni ; adaptation by Alfred A. Cohn, Robert F. Hill ; titles by Walter Anthony -- [DVD 6604 pt.4] Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) / directed by John S. Robertson ; scenario by Clara Beranger -- [DVD 6604 pt.5] The man who laughs (1928) / directed by Paul Leni ; adaptation by J. Grubb Alexander
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (426 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 6604
Other control number
738329057220
Other physical details
sil., sd., b&w, col.
Publisher number
  • KNV5722DD
  • K573
  • K216
  • K557
  • K217
  • K310
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn232830832
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn827072989
System details
DVDs, Dolby digital stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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