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Origins of the gangster film : D.W. Griffith's The narrow road (1912) and Maurice Tourneur's Alias Jimmy Valentine (1915).

Author: D W GriffithMary PickfordMaurice TourneurPhilip CarliRobert WarwickAll authors
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, ©1993.
Series: Library of Congress video collection, 2.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : National government publication   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The narrow road: The story of Elmer Booth, a criminal who was pursued by a suspicious detective, Alfred Paget. Alias Jimmy Valentine takes up all the familiar elements of the crime drama with suspense and wit. It is the visual style, however, that remains the most stunning.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Silent films
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: D W Griffith; Mary Pickford; Maurice Tourneur; Philip Carli; Robert Warwick; George Hennessy; Elmer Booth; Alfred Paget; Ruth Shepley; Robert Cummings; Paul Armstrong; Library of Congress.; Smithsonian Video.
ISBN: 1560984813 9781560984818
OCLC Number: 30862162
Language Note: Subtitles in English.
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1912 and 1915 motion pictures.
Rare silent films with new piano scores.
Credits: Piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli ; The narrow road: director: D.W. Griffith ; story: George Hennessy ; Photographeer: G.W. ("Billy") Bitzer. Alias Jimmy Valentine: director: Maurice Tourneur ; based on the play of the same title by Paul Armstrong.
Cast: The narrow road: Elmer Booth, Mary Pickford, Alfred Paget ; Alias Jimmy Valentine: Robert Warwick, Robert Cummings, Ruth Shepley.
Description: 1 videocassette (82 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. + 1 pamphlet ([4] p. ; 18 cm.)
Details: VHS.
Contents: The narrow road (1912) / director, D.W. Griffith ; story, George Hennessy --
Alias Jimmy Valentine (1915) / director, Maurice Tourneur.
Series Title: Library of Congress video collection, 2.
Other Titles: Narrow road.
Alias Jimmy Valentine.
Library of Congress and Smithsonian video present
Narrow road (Motion picture)
Alias Jimmy Valentine (Motion picture)

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The narrow road: The story of Elmer Booth, a criminal who was pursued by a suspicious detective, Alfred Paget. Alias Jimmy Valentine takes up all the familiar elements of the crime drama with suspense and wit. It is the visual style, however, that remains the most stunning.

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