Love's Old Sweet Song (1923 film)

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Love's Old Sweet Song (1923 film)
Directed by J. Searle Dawley
Produced by Lee DeForest
Written by Augustus Bertilla
Jacques Byrne
Starring Louis Wolheim
Donald Gallaher
Una Merkel
Music by J. L. Molloy (song "Love's Old Sweet Song")
Cinematography Freeman Harrison Owens
Production
  company
Norca Pictures
Distributed by Hopp Hadley
Release date(s) 1 February 1923
Running time 20 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Love's Old Sweet Song (1923) is a two-reel short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The film was directed by J. Searle Dawley and stars Louis Wolheim, Donald Gallaher, Helen Weir, Helen Lowell, Ernest Hilliard, and Una Merkel in her film debut.

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This was one of the few two-reel films produced by Lee DeForest in Phonofilm due to problems with changeovers when the film was projected in theaters. In June 1923, DeForest and the film's cinematographer Freeman Harrison Owens became embroiled in a legal battle over the Phonofilm process and patents.[1]

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