Thrillers of the Silent Screen (Silent)

A collection of four action classics from the earliest days of cinema, including surviving episodes of long lost serials.
SALE: $5.95
List Price: $7.98
You Save: $2.03 (25% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Format:  DVD-R
item number:  ALP 7136D
Brand New
Buy this DVD & matching 11" x 17" Poster Add Both to Cart

DVD-R Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: August 27, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1915
  • Label: Alpha Video

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Directed by , , &

Entertainment Reviews:

Description by

A collection of four action classics from the earliest days of cinema. Mission of Mr. Foo and The Wild Engine are complete pieces. Mystery Of The Double Cross and Wolves Of Kultur were 15 chapter serials and this collection presents the most important complete surviving chapter of each.

THE MISSION OF MR. FOO - Edison Co. (1915): From his mysterious headquarters, in the heart of Chinatown, a nefarious crime lord plots the overthrow of the Republic. Starring Carlton King, Gladys Hulette; directed by John H. Collins.

MYSTERY OF THE DOUBLE CROSS - Pathe (1917): THE HIDDEN BRAND - Chapter 14. The trials and tribulations of a beautiful girl whose mysterious tattoo has marked her for death at the hands of a secret cabal of European assassins. "The Hidden Brand" is a rare surviving fragment of a classic 15 chapter serial. Starring Mollie King, Leon Bary; directed by William Parke.

THE WILD ENGINE - Kalem Co. (1915): Fired from her teaching position because the town of Hopeville deems her too liberal, Helen, nevertheless risks her life to stop a runaway train speeding towards disaster. Audiences loved Helen Holmes' intrepid female heroines who would come to rule the action-railway genre for over a decade in a string of well-budgeted features directed by her husband J. P. McGowan. Starring Helen Holmes; directed by J.P. McGowan.

WOLVES OF KULTUR - Western Photoplays (1918): THE TORTURE TRAP - Chapter 1. Alice Grayson's uncle is murdered, and the plans for his new secret weapon are stolen by criminals who plan to sell them to America's enemies. Joined by her intrepid boyfriend, the two go to any lengths to get the invention back. Wolves of Kultur features spectacular stunt work, performed on location by the attractive leads - Leah Baird and Charles Hutchinson - leaping from speeding horses, autos, trains, motorboats and towering cliffs. Starring Leah Baird, Charles Hutchinson; directed by Joseph A. Golden.


This product is made-on-demand by the manufacturer using DVD-R recordable media. Almost all DVD players can play DVD-Rs (except for some older models made before 2000) - please consult your owner's manual for formats compatible with your player. These DVD-Rs may not play on all computers or DVD player/recorders. To address this, the manufacturer recommends viewing this product on a DVD player that does not have recording capability.
Alpha Video DVDs
Alpha Video - DVD Sale
Own it on DVD for $5.99 or less

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 8,016
  • UPC: 089218713698
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Film Collectors & Archivists: Alpha Video is actively looking for rare and unusual pre-1943 motion pictures, in good condition, from Monogram, PRC, Tiffany, Chesterfield, and other independent studios for release on DVD. We are also interested in TV shows from the early 1950s. Share your passion for films with a large audience. Let us know what you have.
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm, Weekends: 11am-7pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (Eastern Time)