~The Lost Romance~
1921
~Promotional photograph from The California Theater
promoting the screening of "The Lost Romance," for the
week of August 14, 1921~
In contrast to the spectacles of his brother Cecil, William DeMille's directorial efforts tended more
towards small, simple stories. Here, he takes the eternal triangle and instead of making it into a seamy
sex story, he gives it a dose of humanity. Sylvia Hayes (Lois Wilson) is being courted by two men, Mark
Sheridan (Jack Holt) and Allen Erskine (Conrad Nagel). Erskine wins her and Sheridan goes off on an
African expedition. Five years pass, and although Sylvia and Allen are devoted to their little boy (Mickey
Moore), the romance has gone out of their marriage. Sheridan returns from Africa and when he finds
that Sylvia is unhappy, he tries to convince Allen to let her go. Allen's Aunt Betty (Fontaine LaRue) sees
the foolishness of the situation and in a desperate attempt to get her nephew and his wife back together,
she kidnaps their child. This has the desired effect, as Sylvia and Allen seek each other out for
consolation. The couple reconcile, and once again Sheridan is left out in the cold.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
~Cast~

Jack Holt ...  Mark Sheridan
Lois Wilson ...  Sylvia Hayes
Fontaine La Rue ...  Elizabeth Erskine
Conrad Nagel ...  Allen Erskine, M.D
Michael D. Moore ...  Allen Erskine Jr (as Mickey Moore)
Mayme Kelso ...  Librarian
Robert Brower ...  Butler
Barbara Gurney ...  Nurse
Clarence Geldart ...  Police Lieutenant (as Clarence Geldert)
Clarence Burton ...  Detective
Lillian Leighton ...  Matilda
~Plot Synopsis~
Directed by: William C. de Mille

Written by: Olga Printzlau

Based on a story by Edward Knoblock
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Released by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: L. Guy Wilky
Presented by: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 minutes
Released: May 8, 1921