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|Genre/Form:||Motion picture film collections
Detective and mystery films
Science fiction films
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Harry Houdini; James Cruze; Burton King; Irvin Willat; B A Rolfe; Bret Wood; John Grey; Charles A Logue; Arthur B Reeve; Walter Woods; William C Marshall; Wm A Reinhart; Jon C Mirsalis; Ben Model; Stuart Oderman; Clark Wilson; Wilfred Buckland; Luis Alberni; Yale Benner; Ed Brady; Jack Brammall; Edna Britton; Irving Brooks; Frank Bonner; Edward Boulden; Floyd Buckley; Jack Burns; Richard Carlyle; Erwin Connelly; Jane Connelly; Taylor N Duncan; Charles Fang; Charles E Graham; William Humphrey; Jane Jennings; Lila Lee; Gladys Leslie; Frank Montgomery; Arthur Maude; Marguerite Marsh; Nita Naldi; Eugene Pallette; William Pike; Ruth Stonehouse; Albert Tavernier; Wilton Taylor; Rosemary Theby; F A Turner; Octagon Films.; Realart Pictures Corp.; Douris UK.; Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927); Artcraft Pictures Corporation.; Houdini Picture Corporation.; George Eastman House Motion Picture Department.; Cinema Arts Entertainment (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
|Language Note:||Silent films with musical score.|
|Notes:||The Master mystery was first released in 1919 as a fifteen-chapter serial, portions of the film have been lost. To compensate for the missing footage, various distributors condensed and rearrangedthe episodes to give the film the illusion of completeness. This edition restores the episodes and surviving fragments to their proper sequences, using as a blueprint the published novel and documents in the archives of the New York Censor Board.
The master mystery originally released as a motion picture in 1919 ; Terror Island originally released as a motion picture in 1920 ; The man from beyond originally released as a motion picture in 1922 ; The grim game originally released as a motion picture in 1919 ; Haldane of the Secret Service originally released as a motion picture in 1923.
Upon its original 1920 release, Terror Island was seven reels in length. Two reels (3 and 4) no longer exist. This edition bridges the gap with brief explanatory text.
Special features: DVD 1: Image gallery; "The censor's report" Examination of scenes deleted by the New York Censor Board; Film notes. DVD 2: Film notes; Terror Island image gallery. The man from beyond Censor's report, image gallery, pressbook excerpts. DVD 3: filmed records of Houdini escapes (1907-ca. 1923); the illusion "Metamorphosis," performed by Houdini's brother Hardeen; 1914 audio recording of Houdini introducing his "Water Torture Cell;" "Slippery Jim:" 1910 comedy short inspired by Houdini; image gallery; new film notes.
|Credits:||The master mystery: Photographer, Wm. A. Reinhart. Restoration: music composed & performed by Stuart Oderman ; produced for video by Brett Wood. Terror Island: Photographerd by William Marshall ; art director, Wilfred Buckland. Restoration: music composed and performed by Clark Wilson. The man from beyond: Restoration: Music composed and performed by Jon C. Mirsalis. The grim game: Restoration: Music composed and performed by Ben Model. Haldane of the Secret Service: Restoration: Music composed and performed, Ben Model.|
|Cast:||The master mystery: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Ruth Stonehouse, Edna Britton, William Pike, Charles Graham, Floyd Buckley, Jack Burns.
Terror Island: Harry Houdini, Jack Brammall, Lila Lee, Wilton Taylor, Eugene Pallette, Ed Brady, Frank Bonner, Taylor N. Duncan, F.A. Turner, Rosemary Theby.
The man from beyond: Harry Houdini, Arthur Maude, Albert Tavernier, Erwin Connelly, Frank Montgomery, Luis Alberni, Yale Brenner, Jane Connelly, Nita Naldi..
The grim game: Harry Houdini, Ann Forrest.
Haldane of the Secret Service: Harry Houdini, Gladys Leslie, Wm.Humphrey, Richard Carlysle, Edward Boulden, Jane Jennings, Chas. Fang, Myrtle Morse, Irving Brooks.
|Description:||3 videodiscs (450 min.) : sd., col. tinted and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||The master mystery / B.A. Rolfe presents ; Arthur B. Reeve and Charles A. Logue, authors ; Burton King, director ; produced by Octagon Films, Inc. ; released by B.A. Rolfe Productions (1919 ; color tinted ; 238 min.) --
Terror Island / Realart Pictures presents ; by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey ; adapted for the screen by Walter Woods ; directed by James Cruze (1920 ; b&w ; 55 min.) --
The man from beyond / Houdini Picture Corporation ; [written & produced by Harry Houdini ; adaptation by Coolidge Streeter ; directed by Burton L. King] (1922 ; color tinted ; 68 min.) --
The grim game / written by Arthur B. Reeve and John Grey ; directed by Irving Willat (fragment ; 1919 ; color tinted ; 5 min.) --
Haldane of the Secret Service / Houdini Picture Corporation ; licensed by Cinema Arts ; written & directed by Harry Houdini (1923 ; color tinted ; 84 min.).
|Other Titles:||Master mystery.
Man from beyond.
Haldane of the Secret Service.
|Responsibility:||Douris UK Ltd.|
Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves.
The man from beyond: Howard Hillary is a man frozen in the Arctic. He returns to civilization 100 years later to reclaim the love of his live, reincarnated in the body of a young woman.
Haldane of the Secret Service: Heath Haldane is an undercover operative assigned to infiltrate a band of counterfeiters within the dark alleys of New York's Chinatown.
The grim game: Excerpts from the collection of George Eastman House Motion Picture Department. Cameras captured an unplanned incident: two planes colliding in mid-air, Houdini presents this camera record of the falling 4400 feet after the collission and escaping with his life. The footage was so spectacular that the script was revised to integrate it into the plot. Includes the first man (Houdini) to be photographed changing from plane to plane in mid-air.
- Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- United States -- Drama.
- Inventors -- Drama.
- Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
- Undercover operations -- Drama.
- Aircraft accidents -- Drama.
- Inventors -- United States -- Drama.
- Man-woman relationship -- United States -- Drama.
- Undercover operations -- United States -- Drama.
- Aircraft accidents -- United States -- Drama.