As part of its "Equal Time: Women of Cinema" series, Milestone Film and Video has released six videos embracing the rise of women and their mark on filmmaking.
Featured are such pioneers as Mary Pickford, Dolores del Rio, Gloria Swanson, Ida Lupino and Nell Shipman. Painstakingly restored, these classics are listed at $29.95 each and can be ordered at 1-800-603-1104.
The six titles being offered on video for the first time:
"The Love Light" (1921), starring Pickford as a young, pregnant lighthouse keeper who discovers that her lover is a German spy.
"Mary Pickford: A Life on Film" (1999), a 98-minute documentary covering the career of the most powerful woman ever in cinema.
"Evangeline" (1929) is a visualization of Longfellow's epic poem about Evangeline's lifetime search for her true love.
"Tonight or Never" (1931) stars Gloria Swanson with a young Melvyn Douglas.
"The Gay Desperado" (1936), an eccentric musical comedy that has some arias among its many laughs.
"Back to God's Country" and "Something New" (1919 and 1920) constitute a double bill on one cassette.
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