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The
Flying Fool

(1925)

 

This aviation drama features stunt flyer Richard Grace (Dick Grace), with support from Wanda Hawley, Gaston Glass, Eddie Harris and Dick Sutherland.

The film may, unfortunately, only survive in an abridged Kodascope home collector reduction print.

coverGrapevine Video
2014 DVD edition

The Flying Fool (1925), black & white, 39 minutes, not rated,
with Peggy in a Pinch (1925), black & white, 20 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, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $16.95.
Release date: 17 January 2014.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from an abridged 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a compiled music score of preexisting recordings.

 
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coverAlpha Video
2013 DVD edition

The Flying Fool (1925), black & white, 39 minutes, not rated,
with The Cloud Patrol (1929), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Alpha Video, ALP 7204D, UPC 0-89218-72049-8.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 29 October 2013.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from an abridged 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a compiled music score of preexisting recordings.

 
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