AFTER SIX DAYS:
Touted at the time as a “$3,000,000 Entertainment for the Hundred Millions,” this Old Testament spectacle delivered what it promised…”from the creation of Adam and Eve to the parting of the Red Sea.” The advertising claimed it was filmed over a period of five years at the “Exact Locations of Biblical History.” Little is known about the actual production which has puzzled film scholars given its international box-office success. This edition was made from the only complete copy known to exist, a mint 16mm print of the 1929 7-reel sound reissue.
62 mins, B&W, 1.33:1, 1920, Not Rated
YESTERDAY AND TODAY:
Veteran funnyman George Jessel is our host and narrator for this light-hearted look-back at the early and often humorously primitive days of motion pictures circa pre-1910. The majority of film sequences benefit from not having much exposure, if any, since their original release, and most are featured in longer excerpts unlike the usual compilations of this type. Among other errors, practically every film was misidentified! Those, and other errors, are corrected on a supplemental commentary track produced and narrated by film historian Richard M. Roberts.
57 mins, B&W, 1.33:1, 1953, Not Rated