Love's Old Sweet Song (1923 film)

Love's Old Sweet Song (1923) is a two-reel short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The film was directed by J. Searle Dawley and stars Louis Wolheim, Donald Gallaher, Ernest Hilliard, and Una Merkel in her film debut.

Love's Old Sweet Song
Directed byJ. Searle Dawley
Produced byLee DeForest
Written byAugustus Bertilla
Jacques Byrne
StarringLouis Wolheim
Donald Gallaher
Una Merkel
Music byJ.L. Molloy (song "Love's Old Sweet Song")
CinematographyFreeman Harrison Owens
Norca Pictures
Distributed byDeForest Phonofilm
Release date
  • February 1, 1923 (1923-02-01)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited States

Production background

This was one of the few two-reel films produced by Lee DeForest in Phonofilm due to problems with changeovers when the film was projected in theaters. In June 1923, DeForest and the film's cinematographer Freeman Harrison Owens became embroiled in a legal battle over the Phonofilm process and patents.[1]

See also


  1. "Love's Old Sweet Song (1923)". Retrieved June 28, 2017.

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