Thanhouser Classics Video Collectors Set
Owned by Mutual Film Corporation since 1912, Thanhouser Film Corporation continued to operate in its New Rochelle, N.Y., studio with its own stars, staff and dedication to quality. After the death of Charles J. Hite, founder Edwin Thanhouser was re-hired to run the studio in 1914, a time when feature-length films were becoming the standard. The First World War era saw much greater sophistication in narrative technique, but the ensuing depression set back the whole film industry. With the industry's exodus to the West Coast where Edwin Thanhouser did not want to move the studio closed. In its last years, the company continued with important innovations in subject matter and technique, and presented stars like the legendary Jeanne Eagels, whose Thanhouser film debut was in The World and the Woman.
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Poster image courtesy Nederlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands