Beatrice Fairfax (1916) 3 x DVD5
In 1898 a young reporter for the New York Evening Journal started the first modern advice-to-the-lovelorn column which she called "Advice to the Lovelorn." Her name was Marie Manning but she took the "nom de plume" of Beatrice Fairfax. She kept it up until her death in the 1940's.

Her column was so successful that by 1916 the newspaper she worked at decided to produce a serial for the movies based on her exploits. This was the early years of the serial and the cliff hanger endings had not been invented yet. So each episode was in fact a small adventure film of about a half hour, each complete in itself. At this time serials were intended for adults not children. There were 15 episodes.

The discs contain all episodes (including an audio re-creation of the lost Episode 1).
Includes all the restored and newly scored episodes, plus a mini-documentary about the real-life Beatrice Fairfax and her column as well as the fictional character’s history, and extras such as stills and memorabilia on Disk 1.
Commentary by Ithaca film historian Terry Harbin is included on alternate soundtracks for Episodes 2, 3, 4, and 5.

3 x DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | ~7 hours | 4.01 Gb + 3.69 Gb + 3.75 Gb + 3% rec
Audio: Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Subtitles: English Intertitles
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Silent

Directors: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton
Actors: Harry Fox, Grace Darling, Allan Murnane, Nigel Barrie, Bruce McRae
Country: USA

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