This lightweight comedy-drama, directed by Maurice Tourneur and scripted by Frances Marion and Tourneur, stars Robert Warwick, Doris Kenyon and Johnny Hines. The film contains some great behind-the-scenes looks at filmmaking in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
2003 DVD edition
Before Hollywood There Was Fort Lee, N.J. (1964), color and black & white, 40 minutes, not rated,
with A Girl’s Folly (1917) [exerpts], color-toned black & white, 30 minutes, not rated.
Film Preservation Associates, distributed by Image Entertainment,
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 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, 6 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $24.99.
Release date: 20 May 2003.
Country of origin: USA
This abbreviated edition of A Girl’s Folly, also known as A Movie Romance, has utlized a very-good-to-excellent 35mm source print for the slightly windowboxed sepia-toned natural-speed video transfer. The tonal ranges are broad and image detail very-good. Viewing the disc on high-definition equipment is a pleasure.
The film exerpts are accompanied by an excellent music score performed on piano and violin.
Included on this documentary disc as an example of Fort Lee filmmaking, and also as a wry look by filmmakers at their industry, we hope that someday the entire film will be made available.
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Two single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD-R discs, 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, $20.00.
Release date: 200?.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition features a complete presentation of A Girl’s Folly, and has been mastered from a 16mm reduction print held in a private film collection. Some print decomposition is seen in the first and last reels.
The film is accompanied by a Wurlitzer organ score performed by Bernie Anderson.