La Bohème (1916 film)

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La Bohème
(La vie de Bohème -France)
La Vie de Bohême.jpg
1916 advertisement
Directed by Albert Capellani
Produced by William A. Brady
Written by Henri Murger(novel)
Frances Marion(scenario)
Starring Alice Brady
Paul Capellani
Cinematography Lucien Andriot
Distributed by World-Selznick
Release date
June 19, 1916
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent

La Bohème (aka:La vie de Bohème) is a 1916 silent historical film directed by Albert Capellani and distributed by World Pictures. The star of this version is Alice Brady, whose father William A. Brady was the founder of World Pictures. This film is one of many silent versions, actually the third or fourth. Later silent versions appeared in 1917 and 1926 starring Lillian Gish. Director Albert Capellani's brother, Paul Capellani, who appears in this film, had made his own short version in 1912.[1][2]

A print survives at George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection.[3]

This film only survived because MGM purchased it for rights purposes to remake the story with Lillian Gish in 1926.[4]



  • Juliette Clarens


  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 published by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  2. ^ Pictorial History of the Silent Screen by Daniel Blum, c. 1953 p. 112
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: La Bohème
  4. ^ by David Pierce writing in The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929 September 2013 page 40

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