Love's Old Sweet Song (1923 film)
|Love's Old Sweet Song (1923 film)|
|Directed by||J. Searle Dawley|
|Produced by||Lee DeForest|
|Written by||Augustus Bertilla
|Music by||J. L. Molloy (song "Love's Old Sweet Song")|
|Cinematography||Freeman Harrison Owens|
|Distributed by||Hopp Hadley|
|Release date(s)||1 February 1923|
|Running time||20 minutes|
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.
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.