Behind the Door (1919) DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest (via Twitter in April)

Behind the Door DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest 
1919 Silent starring Hobart Bosworth, Jane Novak and Wallace Beery

Yay! The Contest is over and the winners are:
MT, Mary A, Mark P, David W and Nancy. 

Okay, it’s time for our next Giveaway! In celebration of its April 4th release date in just a few days… CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of  the newly-restored 1919 silent classic, Behind the Door on DVD/Blu-Ray, courtesy of Flicker Alley via TWITTER (plus ONE more copy via Facebook and this Blog, details to follow later this week).

Behind the Door DVD starring Wallace Beery


This newly restored edition represents the most complete version of the film available since 1919, thanks to the collaboration of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the Library of Congress, and Gosfilmofond of Russia. This film is indeed a rarity, so if you want to learn more about it before you enter, here is a sneak peak:


And now for the giveaway contest…

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, April 29 at 8PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • April 1: One Winner
  • April 8: One Winner
  • April 15: One Winner
  • April 22: One Winner
  • April 29: One Winner

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub (or this blog, depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 8PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday April 2 at 8PM EST.

If you’re also on Facebook, please feel free to visit us at Classic Movie Hub on Facebook for additional giveaways (or check back on this Blog in a few days) — because we’ll be giving away ONE MORE copies via Facebook/Blog as well!

Behind-the-Door Hobart Bosworth and Jane NovakJane Novak and Hobart Bosworth


ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, April 29 at 8PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message*:
Just entered to win the “Behind the Door” #DVDBluRayGiveaway courtesy of @flickeralley and @ClassicMovieHub

Why would you like to win this DVD/Blu-Ray? 

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

Please allow us at least 24 hours to approve (and post) your comment, as we have an unprecedented amount of spam to sift through…

Behind-the-Door Hobart Bosworth and Jane Novak 3


About the Release:  Hobart Bosworth stars as Oscar Krug, a working-class American, who is persecuted for his German ancestry after war is declared. Driven by patriotism, Krug enlists and goes to sea. However, tragedy strikes when his wife (Jane Novak) sneaks aboard his ship and is captured following a German U-boat attack. Krug’s single-minded quest for vengeance against the sadistic German submarine commander (played with villainous fervor by Wallace Beery) leads to the film’s shocking and brutal climax. Bonus Materials Include: the re-edited and re-titled version of the film that was distributed in Russia, outtakes featuring music composed and performed by Stephen Horne, a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration, a featurette spotlighting director Irvin Willat by film historian Kevin Brownlow, an image gallery, and souvenir booklet.


Click here for the full contest rules. 

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

Good Luck!

And if you can’t wait to win the DVD/Blu-Ray, you can purchase it on amazon via the below link (click on image):

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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23 Responses to Behind the Door (1919) DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest (via Twitter in April)

  1. M.T. Fisher says:

    Because it sounds fascinating and I’m a lover of the silents. (Anyone who isn’t, a pox on them!)

  2. I am a big fan of silent movies, but I had never heard of this particular film, “Behind The Door.” With an emphasis on the anti-German sentiments of the Great War (nearly putting beer-makers and many other German-owned businesses out of business once America entered WWI in 1917), I would think it would be very interesting in a historical way. It would also be great to see Wallace Beery as a remorseless villain (as he was in many movies when he was younger) as we are more likely to think of him in later movies as the large, lumbering, often ne’er-do-well who, in the end, always seems to do the right thing no matter the cost to him personally, like in “The Champ” or in “Min and Bill.” Thanks for the chance to win what seems to be a hidden treasure of the silent era, brought back to life for all film lovers to enjoy.

  3. Daniel says:

    I love the art of silent film, but have not really ventured outside the big names: Méliès, DeMille, Griffith, Murnau, Lang, Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, and a bit of Wiene, Eisenstein, Ozu, and Dreyer.
    In reading about this film, I was intrigued by its plot description and tagline, “Vengeance! Deep as the Ocean!” The trailer was enthralling, especially the scenes of the submarine. Also, I’m a sucker for any movie described as “SHOCKING”!

    *I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I’m very curious myself to see it, which I hope to do in the next few weeks. Thanks so much for all of your support and Good Luck 🙂

  4. Mary Alletto says:

    I love movies especially old silent films. I would love to add this to my movie collection.

  5. Mark PAGAN says:

    “Why would you like to win this DVD/Blu-Ray?”
    Must suppose there’s something to this, given the detailed attention of this edition. Not at all familiar with the work, so I’m curious.

  6. Sherry Doak says:

    I love silent movies & hope i win this one. Just entered to win the “Behind the Door” #DVDBluRayGiveaway courtesy of @flickeralley and @ClassicMovieHub

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Sherry, I see that you added the twitter message here, but I can’t seem to find your actually tweet. Please remember to tweet the message, and of course, if you don’t have twitter just let me know by commenting back here. Thanks so much!

  7. David Wangberg says:

    I am interested in winning this Blu-ray, because I have never seen this movie, and I would like to watch it.

  8. Shelia says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    You got me on this one. Never even heard of it. So now I HAVE to see the shocking and brutal climax. This is a jewel, not only for the story, but for the remastering. Will be sure to share it should I win.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      To be honest, I hadn’t seen it either, but will be very curious to watch it. Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  9. Nancy says:

    I really enjoy silent film and this one sounds incredibly fascinating.

  10. David Hollingsworth says:

    I would love to see this because I need to embrace silent films more often. It can be of an acquired taste, but when you watch one, you fall in love with it. Also, this film sounds very intriguing and shocking.

  11. Carrie says:

    I am just beginning to experience classic films and would love to own this one.

  12. DAVID A HILL says:

    Because I have not seen it,

  13. Vickie Gleason says:

    I would like to receive this film as I have I have never heard of it and the trailer is very intriguing! I do not have a large collection of silent films but would like to increase that.
    The restoration looks wonderfully done.

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  15. Amy Condit says:

    I would like to win this DVD because it’s thrilling to have the opportunity to see a restored film from 1919 that hasn’t been seen in its complete form in 98 years!

    Anything with Kevin Brownlow’s input is also a must!

  16. Adam VanHandel says:

    I’m afraid I’ve never seen this but looks very interesting. I love silent movies and this reconstruction/restoration sounds very neat.

  17. David Aibi says:

    Never had the opportunity to watch this, but I would love the chance to win this blu-ray. It looks like such a powerful film, and would appreciate viewing the best version, and with the how-to’s of the restoration process.

  18. Sara Stewart says:

    The history at that time would be incredible to see. I think we all live in our own little bubble of time and are surprised to find that those from an earlier time, felt and acted much the same as we do.

  19. Keith Stebor says:

    I’m interested in this film because I am a fan of silent films in general, and Flicker Alley has put out many quality releases of interesting silent films.

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