Everybody's Sweetheart (1920 film)

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Everybody's Sweetheart
Directed by Alan Crosland
Laurence Trimble
Screenplay by John Lynch
Story by John Lynch
Starring Olive Thomas
William Collier, Jr.
Cinematography Robert Newhard
Edited by Duncan Mansfield
Selznick Pictures Corporation
Distributed by Select Pictures Corporation
Release dates
  • October 4, 1920 (1920-10-04)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Everybody's Sweetheart is a 1920 American silent comedy-drama film directed by Alan Crosland and Laurence Trimble and written by John Lynch. The film stars Olive Thomas and William Collier, Jr.[1] Everybody's Sweetheart was Thomas' final film role and was released nearly a month after her death from acute nephritis (due to accidental ingestion of mercury bichloride) in Paris on September 10, 1920.[2][3]

A copy of Everybody's Sweetheart is preserved at the George Eastman House.[4]


  • Olive Thomas as Mary
  • William Collier, Jr. as John
  • Joseph Dowling as General Phillip Bingham
  • Aileen Manning as Mrs. Willing
  • Martha Mattox as Miss Blodgett
  • Hal Wilson as Corporal
  • Bob Hick as Mr. Willing
  • Philip Sleeman - Minor Role (uncredited)


  1. ^ Vogel, Michelle (2008). Olive Thomas: The Life and Death of a Silent Film Beauty. McFarland. p. 183. ISBN 0-786-45526-8. 
  2. ^ "Bichloride of Mercury Killed Olive Thomas". The Toronto World. September 15, 1920. p. 6. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olive Thomas' Death Declared An Accident". The Vancouver Sun. September 14, 1920. p. 1. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Vogel 2008 p.66

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