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Suzanna (1922)
Actor: Mabel Normand, George Nichols, Walter McGrail, Evelyn Sherman, Leon Bary, Eric Mayne, Winifred Bryson, Carl Stockdale, Lon Poff, George Cooper, Lon Chaney, (more) William S. Hart, Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, Sammy Brooks
Director: Hal Roach, F. Richard Jones
Genre: Silent, Comedy
Year: 1922
Studio: Unknown Video
Length: 60 minutes
Released: November 23, 2004
Rating: NR
Format: DVD
Misc: NTSC, Full Screen, Black & White
Language: English (Original Language)
Suzanna reunited the team that had made Mickey (1918) a great success a few years earlier: producer Mack Sennett, director F. Richard Jones and Mabel herself. Even George Nichols came back to play the father. Unfortunately, the film was still in production when the William Desmond Taylor murder scandal hit, and Mabel's career was never the same.

Long out of circulation, Suzanna now exists with two reels missing, but the gaps have been bridged by explanatory titles. Although the source material was a 35mm print, the image quality is a bit lower than Unknown Video's usual standard. Still, it does look pretty good, and the rarity of the film (and Mabel's enduring popularity today) make this a must for fans of the silent cinema.


  • Surviving footage (about a reel's worth) of William S. Hart's feature Riddle Gawne (1918), feauring Lon Chaney as the villain!
  • A Harold Lloyd rarity, the one-reel comedy A Sammy in Siberia (1918).
  • A magnificent collection of vintage coming-attractions slides, in gorgeous color, collected expressly for this DVD. Included are over 40 images, featuring stars like Douglas Fairbanks, Norma Shearer, Tom Mix, Clara Bow and many more!
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