This drama, directed by John Emerson, of an English girl abandoned in India stars Mary Pickford, David Powell, Frank Losee, Mary Alden, and Cesare Gravina, with a bit part played by assistant director Erich von Stroheim.
Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 7588D, UPC 0-89218-75889-7.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 5 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 24 February 2015.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has been mastered from a very-good 16mm reduction print of reasonable quality. The video transfer is a little grey and flat, with dark, featureless shadows. We have no idea why this is being touted as a “Revised Edition!”.
The film is accompanied by orchestral music compiled from preexisting recordings.
Not a great edition but . . . hey! . . . this is the only known DVD home video edition of this rarely-seen Mary Pickford film.
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