This company is now out of business, so these videos can only be bought secondhand. All of the prints are
shown at 'correct speed,' that is, approximating the shooting speed, which didn't reflect the way they were
typically projected during the silent era. All films are accompanied by organist Rosa Rio.
Released 1987. Reissued Feb. 1992. EP version released Sep. 1999. Contents:
Thundering Fleas (no. 51) - This is a home movie
print from Exclusive Movie Studios, with good picture quality. The print totals 27:02, with 26:54 of it original
footage, making this version virtually complete. This is the best available version.
Shivering Spooks (no. 52) - This version has an
opening from Those Lovable Scallawags, but is otherwise virtually complete. The print totals 27:50, with
27:20 of it original footage. The picture quality is slightly better than Grapevine's version, which has the
Stage Fright (no. 17) - This is a TV print from the
Mischief Makers entitled "The School Play." The print totals 21:32, with 20:50 of it original
footage. This version is only about as good as the other available versions.
Summer Daze - This is a TV print of a Buster Brown short, which the video company erroneously identified as The Cobbler (no. 8). I don't know if the original Buster
Brown release was called "Summer Daze" or not.
Dog Days (no. 36) - This is a home movie print from
Film Classic, with fairly good picture quality. The print totals 16:40, with 16:32 of it original footage, making
this version incomplete, but still the best available.
The Pickaninny - This is an Ernie "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison short made shortly before Our Gang was
inaugurated, and is a complete, original print.
Monkey Business (no. 48) - This is a TV print from
Those Lovable Scallawags. The print totals 16:00, with 15:33 of it original footage, and includes at least
two inter-titles not seen in the Video Classics version.
The Fraidy Cat - This is a Charley Chase short that features a 'gang' of six boys, four of whom are Mickey
Daniels, Joe Cobb, Ernie Morrison and Andy Samuel. The picture quality is fairly poor.
Tire Trouble (no. 22) - This is a TV print from
Mischief Makers entitled "The Cure." The print totals 18:53, with 18:33 of it original footage.
There are a few seconds of footage that are missing from this print which can be found on A-1 Video's Mischief
It's A Bear (no. 27) - This version has remade
inter-titles, but is otherwise virtually complete. The print totals 28:25, with about 25:00 of it original
footage. This version should be combined with the Reelclassicdvd version for the maximum footage.
The Buccaneers (no. 24) - This is a home movie print
from Exclusive Movie Studios entitled "Pirates." The print totals 20:03, with 19:56 of it original
footage, and is missing much of the footage seen in the Grapevine version, but also includes a bit not seen in that
Uncle Tom's Uncle (no. 50) - This is a home movie
print from Exclusive Movie Studios with good picture quality. The print totals 31:10, with 31:05 of it original
footage. Combine this with the Grapevine version for the maximum footage.