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    Lightning Love    
         
    1923    
         
    Directors:  James D. Davis & Larry Semon
Producer:  Larry Semon
Cinematography:  (unknown)
   
    Larry Semon Productions for Vitagraph Company of America
23 October 1923
silent/2-reels
   
         
       
         
....... COMING SOON
COMING SOON             [image]

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Favourite bit    
[image]       COMING SOON

Facts
•Working title: Rural Rival.
•The screenshots on this page are taken from a Spanish tv print of the film.
•The storm, which takes up most of the second reel, is a trial run for the storm sequence in The Wizard Of Oz which Semon would make in 1925.  Fox released a comedy that was an exact copy of Lightning Love just before the Semon film was due to come out.  Albert E. Smith noticed the similarities and on September 5, 1923 attempted to have the Fox film pulled from the exhibitors. [source: Rob Stone]
Did you notice?

 
Larry Semon
Larry, a suitor
Kathleen Myers
Rhea
Oliver Hardy
Oliver, the other suitor
Spencer Bell
Butler
Al Thompson
The father
  William Hauber
(unknown character)
  Pete Gordon
(unknown character)
   

 
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