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Teddy at the
Throttle

(1917)

 

Teddy at the Throttle (1917) with Gloria Swanson and Bobby Vernon. Gloria loves Bobbie, but their guardian, Henry Black (Wallace Beery), wants to make himself rich with Bobbie’s estate and keep Gloria for himself. The jilted Black ties Gloria to railroad tracks in revenge. Will Teddy the dog save her in time?

Image Entertainment
2002 DVD edition

Slapstick Encyclopedia (1909-1929), black & white and color-toned black & white, 1089 minutes total, not rated,
including Teddy at the Throttle (1917), black & white, 24 minutes, not rated.

Film Preservation Associates, distributed by Image Entertainment, ID0699DSDVD, UPC 0-14381-06992-1.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 4.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 224 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo and mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; five standard DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase, $69.99.
Release date: 7 May 2002.
Country of origin: USA

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

This high-quality edition has been mastered from an excellent, though worn, 35mm print that is missing its main title card. The full-frame video transfer is flat grey overall, with grey highlights.

The film is accompanied by an ensemble music score arranged and conducted by Robert Israel.

This is our recommended edition of Teddy at the Throttle.

 
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Alpha Video
2010 DVD edition

The Danger Girl (1916), black & white, 24 minutes, not rated,
with Teddy at the Throttle (1917), black & white, 22 minutes, not rated.

Alpha Home Entertainment, ALP6347D, UPC 0-89218-63479-5.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $7.98.
Release date: 27 April 2010.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 4 / audio: 5 / additional content: 4 / overall: 4.

This edition has been mastered from an 8mm reduction print that is contrasty at times, to the point that highlight details are lost.

The film is accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting jazz recordings.

Not at all recommended.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase a Region 0 NTSC DVD of this edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase a Region 0 NTSC DVD of this edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Passport Video
2007 DVD edition

The Gloria Swanson Collection: 10 Fabulous Films (1915-1931) black & white, 675 minutes total, not rated,
including Teddy at the Throttle (1917), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Passport Video, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; five-disc DVD keepcase, $19.98.
Release date: 13 February 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from 16mm reduction prints. Identifying logomarks are likely superimposed over a lower corner of the picture to discourage video transfer piracy.

The silent films are likely accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase a Region 0 NTSC DVD of this edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase a Region 0 NTSC DVD of this edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Grapevine Video
2005 DVD edition

American Aristocracy (1916), black & white, 56 minutes, not rated,
with Teddy at the Throttle (1917), black & white, 22 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $16.95 (reduced to $14.95).
Release date: April 2005.
Country of origin: USA
This budget edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

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

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other silent era GLORIA SWANSON films available on home video.

Other KEYSTONE comedy films available on home video.

Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other silent film music scores by ROBERT ISRAEL available on home video.
 
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