The College Widow (1927 film)

The College Widow is a 1927 American silent comedy film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Archie Mayo. The film is based on the 1904 Broadway play of the same name by George Ade and was previously adapted to film in 1915 with Ethel Clayton. The 1927 silent film version is a starring vehicle for Dolores Costello.[2][3][4]

The College Widow
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Directed byArchie Mayo
Written byPeter Milne (adaptation)
Jack Jarmuth (titles)
Screenplay byPaul Schofield
Based onThe College Widow
by George Ade
StarringDolores Costello
CinematographyBarney McGill
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • October 15, 1927 (1927-10-15)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Vitaphone soundtrack
Box office$343,000[1]

The story was also filmed in 1930 as an early talkie, Maybe It's Love, starring Joan Bennett and in 1936 as Freshman Love with Patricia Ellis.


Box Office

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $268,000 domestically and $75,000 foreign.[1]

Preservation status

This motion picture is now considered to be a lost film.[5][6]

See also


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