Anybody Here Seen Kelly?

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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
Rob Wagner
Starring Bessie Love
Tom Moore
Kate Price
Addie McPhail
Bruce Gordon
Alfred Allen
Cinematography Charles J. Stumar[1]
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • September 9, 1928 (1928-09-09)
Country United States
Language English

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.


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  1. ^ Love, Bessie (1977). From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love. London: Elm Tree Books. p. 153. OCLC 734075937. 
  2. ^ Anybody Here Seen Kelly?; Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files for Universal Studios 1928
  3. ^ Anybody Here Seen Kelly? at

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