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The Whistle


This feature drama, directed by Lambert Hillyer, stars William S. Hart and Myrtle Stedman, with support from Frank Brownlee, Georgie Stone and Robert Kortman.

coverAlpha Video
2015 DVD edition

The Whistle (1921), black & white, 59 minutes, not rated,
with The Taking of Luke McVane (1915), black & white, 24 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP 7709D, UPC 0-89218-77099-8.
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 mono? sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 6 October 2015.
Country of origin: USA

This DVD-R edition has been mastered from a good 16mm reduction print of the film. The source print is constrasty and dark in places and there is the usual amount of speckling and dust in the coarse video transfer.

The film is accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.

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Other WILLIAM S. HART films available on home video.
William S. Hart filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
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