Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane is a 1949 Hollywood compilation film of comedy scenes from early silent films.[1] Phil Karlson directed the film.[2] In New South Wales, Australia, the film was double billed with Tokyo File 212.[3]


Phil Karlson had just made a film for Eagle Lion, The Big Cat when asked to direct Down Memory Lane. He said someone from Eagle Lion had the idea to make a film in two days using all of Mack Sennett's old material including Bing Crosby and W.C. Fields. Karlson was a fan of Steve Allen on the radio and got him to play the lead role. [4]


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