A Lady in Love

A Lady in Love is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Walter Edwards and written by Alice Eyton based upon a play of the same name by Harriet Ford and Caroline Duer. The film stars Ethel Clayton, Harrison Ford, Boyd Irwin, Clarence Geldart, Elsa Lorimer, and Ernest Joy. The film was released on May 30, 1920, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2] It is not known whether the film currently survives.[3][4]

A Lady in Love
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Directed byWalter Edwards
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byAlice Eyton
Based onA Lady in Love
by Harriet Ford and Caroline Duer
StarringEthel Clayton
Harrison Ford
Boyd Irwin
Clarence Geldart
Elsa Lorimer
Ernest Joy
CinematographyWilliam Marshall
Artcraft Pictures Corporation
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 30, 1920 (1920-05-30)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[5] Barbara (Clayton) elopes from covenant school with Barton Sedgewick (Irwin), the rascally younger brother of her guardian George Sedgewick (Geldart). She soon discovers that Barton has another wife and child living. He also fears arrest for some frauds in which he was involved and flees the country. Barbara goes to live with George and his wife Clara (Lorimer). The latter has a secret admirer in Gilbert Rhodes (Joy), who is also a secret partner in Barton's crooked schemes. Barbara finds herself in love with a fine upstanding lawyer named Brent (Ford). When Barbara learns that Clara is planning to run away with Gilbert, she follows the woman to Rhodes' rooms and discovers Barton hiding there. She obtains evidence freeing herself from the marriage vows, which paves the future with happiness for her and Brent.



  1. "A Lady in Love". afi.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. "A Lady in Love (1920) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. Progressive Silent Film List: A Lady in Love at silentera.com
  4. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: A Lady in Love
  5. "Reviews: A Lady in Love". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (22): 74. May 29, 1920.

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