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Are Parents
People?

(1925)

 

This comedy-drama from Paramount Pictures features the charming Betty Bronson, with Adolphe Menjou and Florence Vidor as her divorcing parents.

coverGrapevine Video
2003 DVD edition

Are Parents People? (1925), black & white, 65 minutes, not rated,
with Wedding Bells (1924), black & white, 18 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, 5.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 224 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $16.95 (reduced to $14.95).
Release date: 2003.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 5 / audio: 5 / additional content: 7 / overall: 5.

This budget edition has been mastered from a good-to-very-good 16mm reduction print. While the print is not great — since it is lacking in fine image detail, has plugged-up shadows and some moderately modulated exposure fluctuations, and is dusty and speckled — it is watchable and the charm of the film comes through. The disc does benefit slightly from a smoothing of its coarseness on high-definition systems that upscale to a 1080p signal.

The film is accompanied by a patchwork of preexisting orchestral film music.

Not great, compared to commercial product, but the film’s action is easy to follow and intertitles are easy to read. An OK disc until a quality edition is released. See our notes on the accompanying Monty Banks film on our Wedding Bells on home video page.

 
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Other silent era BETTY BRONSON films available on home video.

Other silent era ADOLPHE MENJOU films available on home video.

 
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