Wine (1924 film)

Wine is a 1924 American silent melodrama directed by Louis J. Gasnier, produced and released by Universal Pictures under their 'Jewel' banner.[1] The film, which featured Clara Bow in her first starring role, is currently classified as lost.[2][3]

Directed byLouis J. Gasnier
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byRaymond L. Schrock (adaptation)
Screenplay byPhilip Lonergan
Eve Unsell
Based onWine
by William Briggs MacHarg
StarringClara Bow
Forrest Stanley
Myrtle Stedman
Huntley Gordon
CinematographyJohn Stumar
Edited byHarold McLernon
Distributed byUniversal Jewel
Release date
  • August 31, 1924 (1924-08-31)
Running time
70 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Set during the Prohibition Era, Wine exposes the widespread liquor traffic in the upper-classes. Bow portrays an innocent girl who develops into a "wild redhot mama".[4]



  • "If not taken as information, it is cracking good entertainment", Carl Sandburg reviewed September 29.[5]
  • "Don't miss Wine. It's a thoroughly refreshing draught ... there are only about five actresses who give me a real thrill on the screen – and Clara is nearly five of them", Grace Kingsley in The Los Angeles Times August 24.

See also


  1. "Wine". Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  2. Stenn, David (2000). Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild. Cooper Square Press. p. 291. ISBN 1-461-66091-2.
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Wine
  4. Galveston Daily News, October 20, 1924
  5. Carl Sandburg's Film Reviews and Essays, 1920-1928, Lake Claremont Press, 2000

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