Frank Borzage: 1922 Silents: Back Pay / The Valley of Silent Men

Type: New Blu-Ray

Academy Award-winning director Frank Borzage is perhaps best known today for his silent film masterpieces 7th HEAVEN (1927) and STREET ANGEL (1928) starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. But Borzage had a substantial silent era career directing a string of dramatic hits in the 1920s, none of which have been available for fans. FRANK BORZAGE: 1922 SILENTS presents two important films Borzage made for Cosmopolitan Productions - BACK PAY and THE VALLEY OF SILENT MEN. These two rare features are presented here in new 2K digital scans from 35mm archival preservations by the Library of Congress, and new musical scores have been created for them by Andrew Earle Simpson. ••• BACK PAY is the tale of Hester Bevins (Seena Owen), a restless small-town girl who leaves town and boyfriend Jerry (Matt Moore) behind for luxury in the big city. But that luxury comes at a terrible cost. THE VALLEY OF SILENT MEN is an adventure story of the far North, shot on location in Canada. Following a series of bizarre and identical murders, suspicion falls on the mysterious Marette Radisson (Alma Rubens). Or is the man who loves her - Corporal James Kent of the Mounties (Lew Cody) - the killer? ••• This 2-disc set brings these films to home video for the first time, along with a video essay about Borzage and the early-1920s films he made for Cosmopolitan. Blu-ray is NTSC, Region-free. This product is an authorized manufactured on demand BD-R