Lilac Time (1928)


All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot’s farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men fighting for England in World War I and their airplanes. Then one of the aviators is killed. His replacement is Captain Philip Blythe who can’t help but notice Jeannine. When he lands the first time, she is standing in the middle of his “runway.” She makes a more favorable impression when he sees her later by the lilacs. When all of the young men depart on a mission, Blythe promises to return. 

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Frank Lloyd (uncredited).
Writers: Jane Cowl (play), Guy Fowler (book), Willis Goldbeck (adaptation), George Marion Jr. (titles), Jane Murfin (play), Adela Rogers St. Johns (adaptation), Carey Wilson (scenario).
Stars: Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Burr McIntosh, George Cooper, Cleve Moore, Kathryn McGuire, Eugenie Besserer, Emile Chautard, Jack Stoney, Edward Dillon, Dick Grace, Stuart Knox, Jack Ponder, Harlan Hilton, George Cooper, Edward Dillon, Emile Chautard, Eddie Clayton.

Cinematographer: Sidney Hickox.


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  1. April 11, 2023

    Popular war time setting following the success of Wings giving Gary Cooper the lead role opposite Colleen Moore. Coop still learning his craft and without sound we miss that slow drawl of a delivery while Miss Moore lights up the screen with those eyes and plays it both ways, the flirtatious gal you fall for and the girl weeping for her love who is putting his life on the line in the skies. Thanks for putting this one on line as I try to complete my Gary Cooper checklist.

  2. Chuck Brady
    June 2, 2024

    Clicked on DOWNLOAD THIS FILM and got reply File does not exist.

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