Series: Larry Semon & Babe Hardy

Director: James D. Davis, Larry Semon
Producer: Larry Semon

Stars: Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy, Kathleen Myers
Company: Vitagraph
Released: 23 October 1923
Length: 2 reels
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Rating: -/10

Lightning Love

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Copyrighted October 16, 1923.
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.
It was previously thought the woman playing the character of Rhea was Kathleen Myers but according to researcher Simon Myers this is actually Rhea Durand.

Larry Semon
Rhea Durand
Oliver Hardy
Oliver, suitor
Curtis McHenry
Al Thompson
William Hauber

Laurel Or Hardy by Rob Stone (book)
Jesse Brisson (information)
Simon Myers (identification of Rhea Durand)

This page was last updated on: 10 June 2022