SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN. Merritt.

SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, n.d. [1929]. Octavo, cloth. Photoplay edition. Photoplay edition with eight stills from the 1929 film. "7 FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN was released as both a silent film and as a sound film with Vitaphone musical score, sound effects and some dialogue sequences. The film received generally negative reviews, including from such publications as THE NEW YORK TIMES, VARIETY -– which called it 'An utterly moronic sound film ... all hokum' –- and the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, in which Mildred Martin wrote 'after all the screams and creaks and thumps it reaches a somewhat tame conclusion ...' Despite this it performed well at the box office. A companion Photoplay edition of the Merritt novel, published by Grosset & Dunlap and featuring several stills from the film, also sold extremely well. The sound version [of the film] is presumed lost ... [and] the Vitaphone soundtrack for recording is also lost." - Wikipedia. A 2014 restored copy of the silent version is available on YouTube. A very good copy in an about very good pictorial dust jacket with mild wear to edges and 2-inch long chip at lower edge of rear panel near the spine fold. (#127469).

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