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Deluxe collector's edition.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color tinted black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
738329021627, 738329057220


General Note
Based on the novel: The penalty / by Gouverneur Morris.
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1920.
General Note
Also issued as part of the box set: American silent horror collection.
General Note
Special features: "Notes on 'The penalty'" essay by Chaney biographer Michael F. Blake; "By the sun rays" short film starring Chaney (1914, 11 min.); "Photo gallery" gallery of photographs and artwork from the film; "Lon Chaney's secrets revealed" a video tour of Lon Chaney's makeup case, costumes, and props (9 min.); "The Penalty : novel, script to screen" essay; "Chaney trailers (The big city, While the city sleeps); "Production budget sheet" official budget report for the film; "The miracle man" only known surviving footage of the film starring Chaney (3 min.); Scene comparison (between novel, screenplay & film).
Creation/Production Credits
Photographed by Donovan D. Short ; art director, Gilbert White ; scenario by Charles Kenyon & Philip Lonergan. Restoration: music composed and performed by Michael Polher ; produced for DVD by Bret Wood.
Lon Chaney, Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Milton Ross, Ethel Grey Terry, Kenneth Harlan, Claire Adams.
When an incompetent doctor amputates the legs of a young boy, he has no idea that the youth will grow up to be the immoral and embittered Blizzard, a criminal mastermind who orchestrates a bizarre and heinous plot to avenge himself upon his malefactor.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation.
Silent, with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lonergan, P., Polher, M., Wood, B., Worsley, W., Goldwyn, S., Beach, R., Kenyon, C., Short, D. D., White, G., Chaney, L., Clary, C., Pawn, D., Mason, J., Ross, M., Terry, E. G., Harlan, K., Adams, C., & Morris, G. (2001). The penalty (Deluxe collector's edition.). Kino on Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Philip. Lonergan et al.. 2001. The Penalty. New York, N.Y.: Kino on Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Philip. Lonergan et al.. The Penalty New York, N.Y.: Kino on Video, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lonergan, Philip., et al. The Penalty Deluxe collector's edition., Kino on Video, 2001.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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