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The Mishaps of
Musty Suffer

Volume 2


Contents: The Actor’s Fund Field Day (1910), The Fixer (1915), Out of Order (1916), Showing Some Speed (1916), Strictly Private (1916) and Musty’s Vacation (1917).

This follow-up collection of Musty Suffer short films was released a year after the first volume, The Mishaps of Musty Suffer, which brought the previously obscure comedies of Harry Watson Jr back into public awareness. Unfortunately, there are only four Musty Suffer films included but the disc is supplemented with two early motion pictures featuring Watson and his vaudeville partner, George Bickel: the newsreel The Actor’s Fund Field Day (1910) and the first official film by Bickel and Watson, The Fixer (1915).

coverUndercrank Productions
2015 DVD edition

The Mishaps of Musty Suffer,Volume 2 (1910-1917), black & white, 97 minutes total, not rated,
including The Actor’s Fund Field Day (1910), black & white, 5 minutes, not rated, The Fixer (1915), black & white, 36 minutes, not rated, Out of Order (1916), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, Showing Some Speed (1916), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, Strictly Private (1916), black & white, 14 minutes, not rated, and Musty’s Vacation (1917), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated.

Undercrank Productions, no catalog number, UPC 8-63593-21951-0.
One single-sided, single-layered Region 0 NTSC DVD-R 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, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $19.95.
Release date: 15 April 2015.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 8 / audio: 8 / additional content: 8 / overall: 8.

This DVD-R collection has been produced from very-good to excellent print materials preserved and held by the Library of Congress. The results are very pleasing, for the high-definition digital video transfers maintain a broad range of greyscale tones and sharp image details.

The films are accompanied by music scores composed and performed by Ben Model.

USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
Book: The Mishaps of Musty Suffer: DVD Companion Guide by Steve Massa
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