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His Bitter Pill
(1916)
 

Mack Swain stars as Jim, the big-hearted sheriff of a small town that has his girl (Louella Maxam) taken from him by a big-city crook (Edgar Kennedy).

1999 Image Entertainment DVD edition

The Toll Gate (1920), black & white and color-tinted black & white, 73 minutes, not rated,
with His Bitter Pill (1916), black & white, 20 minutes, not rated.

Film Preservation Associates, distributed by Image Entertainment, ID4728DSDVD, UPC 0-14381-47282-0.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 5 chapter stops, snapper DVD case, $24.99.
DVD release date: 20 April 1999.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 6 / audio: 5 / additional content: 6 / overall: 6.

This early DVD edition of His Bitter Pill has been mastered from a good-to-very-good 16mm reduction print that is lightly speckled and moderately scuffed, with some dust, a bit of beginning print decomposition (in the second reel), and a few other source print flaws.

The film is accompanied by a serviceable music score performed on synthesizers by Eric Beheim.

 
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Other KEYSTONE comedy films available on home video.

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