|The College Widow|
|Directed by||Archie Mayo|
|Written by|| Peter Milne (adaptation)|
Jack Jarmuth (titles)
|Screenplay by||Paul Schofield|
|Based on|| The College Widow |
by George Ade
|Edited by||Clarence Kolster|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Languages||Silent (English intertitles)|
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.
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.
According to Warner Bros records the film earned $268,000 domestically and $75,000 foreign.
This motion picture is now considered to be a lost film.
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