The Lost Bridegroom

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The Lost Bridegroom
(aka:His Lost Self)
The Lost Bridegroom 1916 newspaper - scene.jpg
Film still featured in contemporary newspaper
Directed byJames Kirkwood
Produced byAdolph Zukor (Famous Players)
Written byWillard Mack (short story: The Man Who Was Lost)
StarringJohn Barrymore
CinematographyH. Lyman Broening
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
March 20, 1916
Running time
5 reels; (50 minutes)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Lost Bridegroom a 1916 silent comedy film produced by Adolph Zukor starring John Barrymore. Appearing alongside Barrymore in this film is his first wife Katherine Corri Harris. The short story titled The Man Who Was Lost was by Willard Mack with James Kirkwood as director. The film had an alternative title His Lost Self and was rereleased by Paramount on April 17, 1919 as part of their Success Series, a celebration of some of the company's early screen triumphs. Though it obviously still existed by 1919, it is a lost silent film today.[1][2] [3][4]


Director James Kirkwood later stated that Barrymore was off on binges during the making of this film, and spent a large amount of time downing drinks in a saloon. These delays caused the production to drag (thus costs go up), so Kirkwood went down to the saloon and 'motioned' to Barrymore to either return to work or that he would sling the actor over his shoulders and carry him back to the set to finish filming.



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  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Lost Bridegroom at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..the Lost Bridegroom
  4. ^ John Barrymore A Bio-bibliography by Martin E. Norden, c. 1995 (films rereleased as of Paramount "Success-Series")

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