Down Memory Lane
Down Memory Lane is a 1949 Hollywood compilation film of comedy scenes from early silent films. Phil Karlson directed the film. In New South Wales, Australia, the film was double billed with Tokyo File 212.
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.
- Samuel, Raphael (2012). Theatres of Memory: Past and Present in Contemporary Culture. Verso Books. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-84467-935-5.
- Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series. 1949. p. 70.
- "Newcatle Theatre Reviews". The Newcastle Sun. November 30, 1951. p. 10. Retrieved May 17, 2015 – via Trove.
- Todd McCarthy and Richard Thompson. “Phil Karlson: Interview, November 19, 1973” Kings of the Bs; Working Within the Hollywood System, eds. Todd McCarthy and Charles Flynn (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1975), pp. 327-345. Rpt. Cine Resort, Oct. 7 2014