Blu-ray Release: 13 Washington Square

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 28, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

Presented in a 4K restoration from Universal Pictures, the 1928 silent romantic comedy 13 Washington Square directed by Melville W. Brown concerns  a meddling aristocratic mother tries to stop her son from eloping with a grocer’s daughter.

How does she attempt this? Well, Mrs. De Peyster (Alice Joyce, Stella Dallas) dons a working class disguise and goes on a mission with her maid (Zasu Pitts, Ruggles of Red Gap) to track down the lovers and block their illicit vows. But instead she crosses paths with a charismatic thief named Pyecroft (Jean Hersholt, Heidi) who has plans to rob De Peyster’s home. All of them end up at her home on 13 Washington Square where their lies are hilariously revealed.

Special features include the following:
-Audio commentary by film historian Nora Fiore
-Music by Tom Howe

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.