Sweet Adeline (1926)

Stars: Charles Ray, Gertrude Olmstead, Jack Clifford
Director: Jerome Storm
Runtime: 55 Minutes
Language: English subtitles - Theater organ score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region-free)
Rating: NR

Price: $16.95

Sweet Adeline

Director: Jerome Storm

Charles Ray ... Ben Wilson
Gertrude Olmstead ... Adeline
Jack Clifford ... Bill Wilson
J.P. Lockney ... Pa Wilson
Sabel Johnson ... Fat Lady
Gertrude Short ... Cabaret Dancer
Ida Lewis ... Ma Wilson
Lillian Leighton ... Adeline's Ma

Older brother Bill is the bread winner of the Wilson family and he fancies himself King of the home delighting in ordering his shy and sensitive younger brother Ben about. Their relationship becomes more complicated when Bill and Ben both find themselves attracted to Adeline the lovely new girl in town. However as Adeline begins to have feelings for young Ben, Bill becomes jealous and ultimately schemes against his brother, using his naïve dreams of songs and music to lay a cruel trap for him.

55 minutes with a music score by David Knudtson