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Lovers' Lane (1924 film)

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Lovers' Lane
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Directed byPhil Rosen and William Beaudine (unconfirmed)
Written byDorothy Farnum (adaptation)
Based onLovers' Lane
by Clyde Fitch
CinematographyCharles Van Enger
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • August 10, 1924 (1924-08-10)
Running time
53 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Box office$201,000[1]

Lovers' Lane is a 1924 American silent romantic comedy film based upon the play by Clyde Fitch and directed by Phil Rosen. It stars Robert Ellis and Gertrude Olmstead.[2]


As described in a review in a film magazine,[3] when Dr. Singleton (Ellis) tells his sweetheart, Mary Larkin (Olmstead), that even though he loves her he will not surrender his practice in their small New England town, she becomes peeved and encourages a stranger. Dr. Stone (Periolat), an old-timer and anti-modern method practitioner, has told a divorcee that her lame child is incurable. Singleton takes them both into his home and is successful in his operation upon the youngster. Mary decides to marry Woodbridge (Kent), the stranger, and calls upon Singleton’s father (MacGregor), a local minister, to perform the ceremony. Tom is a witness, and when the divorcee (Dale) is also called it develops that she divorced Woodbridge for non-support. Seeing his child Dick (Guerin) reunites Woodbridge and his former wife, and after that Dr. Singleton has everything his own way.



According to Warner Bros records the film earned $182,000 domestically and $19,000 foreign.[1]

Preservation status

Warner Bros. records of the film's negative have a notation, "Junked 12/27/48" (i.e. December 27, 1948). Warner Bros., destroyed many of its nitrate negatives in the late 1940s and 1950s due to the decomposition of its pre-1933 films. No prints of Lover's Lane are known to exist[4] and it is now considered to be a lost film.


  1. ^ a b c Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 3 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. ^ "Lovers' Lane". TCM. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Waller, Tom (November 29, 1924). "Lovers' Lane; Warner Brothers' Production Is Excellently Titled and Provides Pleasing Entertainment". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 71 (5): 452, 454. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  4. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Lover's Lane

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