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The Wrong
Mr. Fox

(1917)

 

The Wrong Mr. Fox (1917) with Victor Moore. Ham actor Jimmie Fox (Moore) bound for Canaan, Vermont, is mistaken for Reverend John Fox bound for Canaan, New Hampshire. Jimmie’s ‘sermon’ is funny.

coverImage Entertainment
2002 DVD edition

Slapstick Encyclopedia (1909-1929), black & white and color-toned black & white, 1089 minutes total, not rated,
including The Wrong Mr. Fox (1917), black & white, ? 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: 6 / audio: 7 / additional content: 7 / overall: 7.

This high-quality edition has been mastered from a very-good 35mm print. The full-frame video transfer renders a flatish picture with grey highlights.

The film is accompanied by theater pipe organ music by Ken Rosen.

This is our recommended edition of The Wrong Mr. Fox.

 
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coverGrapevine Video
2006 DVD edition

Betsy Ross (1917), black & white, 58 minutes, not rated,
with The Wrong Mr. Fox (1917), black & white, 11 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: 2006.
Country of origin: USA
This budget edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

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

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is also available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
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