The Lighthouse by the Sea

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The Lighthouse by the Sea
Lighthouse By the Sea lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed byMalcolm St. Clair
Clarence Kolster (assistant)
Written byDarryl F. Zanuck (credited as Gregory Rogers)
Based onThe Lighthouse by the Sea
by Owen Davis
StarringWilliam Collier, Jr.
Rin Tin Tin
CinematographyH. Lyman Broening
Lee Garmes
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • December 1, 1924 (1924-12-01)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Box office$330,000[1]

The Lighthouse by the Sea is a 1924 American silent adventure film produced by and distributed by Warner Bros. The film's star is canine sensation Rin Tin Tin, the most famous animal actor of the 1920s. The film was directed by Malcolm St. Clair.

The film survives today. It was transferred onto 16mm film by Associated Artists Productions[2] in the 1950s and shown on television. There is a print in the Library of Congress and in several private collections. For her 13th Birthday, Anne Frank the Jewish diarist watched this film from a rented reel with an early projection machine along with her friends who thoroughly enjoyed it. Anne was a big fan of Rin Tin Tin and mentioned this film in her diary. [3][4]


Box Office[edit]

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $284,000 domestically and $46,000 foreign.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 3 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. ^ 1957 Movies from AAP Warner Bros. Features & Cartoons Sales Book Directed at TV
  3. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Lighthouse by the Sea at
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Lighthouse by the Sea

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