The first of Jeanette’s “lost” Fox films, a nitrate print was discovered in the 1970s and all but one reel was saved and transferred onto safety film. (The missing reel had turned to dust in its can.) Luckily, the missing reel mostly consisted of a subplot that is barely missed. Jeanette is wonderful in a role that reminds one of her “Rose Marie” opera diva. She sings “Liebestod” and Bela Lugosi plays her manager. A real treasure! Video quality: good picture, good sound; the only nitrate damage occurs in the middle of the film, where Reginald Denny is giving a dreadful voice audition. The picture flickers and the sound disappears during that scene; otherwise the film is in good condition. A treasure; one of Jeanette’s best early roles!
DVDs/Videos are NTSC format, playable on US VCRs or Region 1 DVDs. Due to the age and scarcity of the source material, often taken off early kinescope TV, they are not commercial quality. We offer them for historical significance and enjoyment.