Anybody Here Seen Kelly?
|Anybody Here Seen Kelly?|
|Directed by||William Wyler|
|Produced by||Richard Wyler|
|Written by||Leigh Jason (story)
Walter Anthony (titles)
Albert DeMond (titles)
John B. Clymer
|Cinematography||Charles J. Stumar|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Anybody Here Seen Kelly? was an American silent film released in 1928. This was the first non-Western film directed by William Wyler and is now considered to be a lost film. The title originates from the 1908 British music hall standard Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? by C.W. Murphy and Will Letters.
The song was popularized in the United States by singer Nora Bayes who sang it in the first ever Ziegfeld Follies. This is Bessie Love's last silent film. Location scenes were filmed in New York City.
While serving in the American Army during World War I, a womanizing soldier tells all the girls he romances to come and visit him in New York after the war. Never expecting any of them to take him up on it, he gives his address as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, one determined French girl comes to America looking for him. walking through the streets of New York she eventually finds him working as a traffic policeman.
- Bessie Love as Mitzi Lavelle
- Tom Moore as Pat Kelly
- Kate Price as Mrs. O'Grady
- Addie McPhail as Mrs. Hickson
- Bruce Gordon as Mr. Hickson
- Alfred Allen as Sgt. Malloy
- Tom O'Brien as Buck Johnson
- Wilson Benge as Butler
- Rosa Gore as French Mother
- Dorothea Wolbert as Slavey
- Love, Bessie (1977). From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love. London: Elm Tree Books. p. 153. OCLC 734075937.
- Anybody Here Seen Kelly?; Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files for Universal Studios 1928
- Anybody Here Seen Kelly? at silentera.com
- Anybody Here Seen Kelly? at the Internet Movie Database
- Anybody Here Seen Kelly? at AllMovie
- Anybody Here Seen Kelly? at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Anybody Here Seen Kelly? at the TCM Movie Database
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