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Theodore Roberts (left), Lois Wilson and Milton Sills.
Photograph: Photofest;
courtesy The San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
 
Miss Lulu Bett
(1921) American
B&W : Seven reels / 5904 feet
Directed by William deMille (William C. de Mille)

Cast: Lois Wilson [Lulu Bett], Milton Sills [Neil Cornish], Mabel Van Buren [Ina Deacon, Lulu’s sister], Theodore Roberts [Dwight Deacon, her husband], Helen Ferguson [Diana Deacon, their elder daughter], May Giraci (Mae Giraci) [Monona Deacon, their young daughter], Clarence Burton [Ninian Deacon], Ethel Wales [Mother Bett], Taylor Graves [Bobby Larkin], Charles Ogle [the station agent]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation [A Paramount Picture]. / Adaptation (scenario) by Clara Beranger (Clara S. Beranger), from the play adaptation Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale of the novel Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale. Chief photographer (cinematography by) L. Guy Wilky. Presented by Adolph Zukor. / © 7 December 1921 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP17328]. Premiered circa 13 November 1921 in Los Angeles, California. Premiered 25 December 1921 in New York, New York. General release, 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Comedy-Drama.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; and in the Library of Congress film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Spinsters

Listing updated: 4 May 2010.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Brownlow-Parade p. 187; Drew-Speaking pp. 247-248, 255-256, 289; Everson-American p. 14; Limbacher-Feature p. 161; Shipman-Cinema p. 75; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 52-53 : Screenland-192204 p. 8.

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