Lombardi, Ltd.

Lombardi, Ltd. (also sometimes styled Lombardi Limited in publicity materials) is a surviving 1919 American silent feature comedy film. It was adapted by June Mathis from a 1917 play of the same name by Frederick and Fanny Hatton, and directed by Jack Conway. Warner Baxter had an early uncredited minor role in the film.[1]

Lombardi, Ltd.
Lombardi, Ltd. (1919) 1.jpg
Still from film with Alice Lake and Bert Lytell
Directed byJack Conway
Written byJune Mathis (scenario)
Based onLombardi, Ltd.
by Fanny Hatton and Frederic Hatton
StarringBert Lytell
Alice Lake
Vera Lewis
Juanita Hansen
Jean Acker
Joseph Kilgour
Ann May
CinematographyRobert Kurrle
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • October 1919 (1919-10)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

PlotEdit

Tito Lombardi's struggling Fifth Avenue couture house is spiraling into financial failure. Through a Broadway investor he meets and falls for a showgirl who soon proves to be a gold-digger; his attractive but unassuming female assistant Norah loves him but has never made her feelings known. With money from a third-party inheritance and some ingenuity on Norah's part, the House of Lombardi is resurrected. Lombardi and Norah find true love together.

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Preservation statusEdit

A print of Lombardi, Ltd. was donated by the MGM and is preserved at the George Eastman House.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Magill's Survey of Silent Films, Vol. 2 FLE-POT, p.665, edited by Frank N. Magill c.1982 ISBN 0-89356-241-6 (3 book set ISBN 0-89356-239-4) Retrieved June 27, 2018
  2. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Lombardi, Ltd.

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