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Hell’s Hinges
(1916)

 

Hell’s Hinges (1916) is a Western feature drama of the supposedly pious turning corrupt (Jack Standing) and the supposedly unredeemable turning to good (William S. Hart).

coverNational Film Preservation Foundation
2000/2005 DVD edition

Treasures from American Film Archives (1893-1960), black & white and color, 642 minutes total, not rated,
including Hell’s Hinges (1916), black & white and color-toned black & white, 64 minutes, not rated.

National Film Preservation Foundation,
distibuted by Image Entertainment,
NATD9706DVD (rereleased as NATD0918DVD),
UPC 0-14381-97062-3 (rereleased as 0-14381-09182-3).
Four single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 6 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo and mono sound, English language intertitles (silent era films), no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; four cardboard wrapped plastic trays with 150-page book of program notes (rereleased with four smaller bookets) in cardboard slipcase, $99.99 (rereleased at $69.95).
Release date: 3 October 2000 (rereleased 10 May 2005).
Country of origin: USA

The source print is missing its main title but features its original art title intertitle cards. Approximately 36 minutes of the film are color-toned. Transferred full-frame from a 35mm preservation print from a moderately speckled and scuffed but still very good original 35mm nitrate print.

The film is accompanied by a modern music score.

 
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Other WILLIAM S. HART films available on home video.

Other silent era JEAN HERSHOLT films available on home video.

Other WESTERN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
William S. Hart filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
 
 
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