Love's Wilderness

Love's Wilderness is a 1924 American drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Helen Klumph and Eve Unsell. The film stars Corinne Griffith, Holmes Herbert, Ian Keith, Maurice de Canonge, Emily Fitzroy, and Anne Schaefer. The film was released on December 14, 1924, by First National Pictures.[1][2][3][4]

Love's Wilderness
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Directed byRobert Z. Leonard
Screenplay byHelen Klumph
Eve Unsell
Based onWilderness
by Helen Campbell
StarringCorinne Griffith
Holmes Herbert
Ian Keith
Maurice de Canonge
Emily Fitzroy
Anne Schaefer
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Corinne Griffith Productions
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • December 14, 1924 (1924-12-14)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a review in a film magazine,[5] Linda Lou (Griffith), reared in a small Louisiana town by her strict aunts, loves David (Herbert) who refuses to consider her as grown up and still regards her as a child. David goes to the penal colony La Diable to do work for the French government and only occasionally wires to Linda Lou. In the meantime, Paul (Keith), a wanderer, returns home, flatters Linda Lou, and finally marries her, taking her to a bleak farm in Canada. Feeling the call of adventure, he sends word he is dead and goes on an expedition with Captain Moreau (Milar), which ends with their being sent to Diable under life imprisonment. David returns and marries Linda Lou and they go back to La Diable. During an escape of prisoners during a rainstorm, Paul finds Linda Lou, who is lost. David finds them together and believes she still loves Paul, but gets clemency for him on account of his aiding Linda Lou. Just as she has decided to leave, David brings word that Moreau has killed Paul, and David takes Linda Lou in his arms when she explains it was love for the baby that died and not for Paul that caused her to want to help him.



A fragment of a print of Love's Wilderness is held in an American collection.[6]


  1. ^ "Love's Wilderness (1924) - Overview". Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Janiss Garza. "Love's Wilderness (1924) - Robert Z. Leonard". AllMovie. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Love's Wilderness". Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Love's Wilderness at
  5. ^ Sewell, Charles S. (December 20, 1924). "Love's Wilderness; Romance, Varied and Colorful Locations and Good Heart Interest in Corinne Griffith's Latest". 71 (8). New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co.: 726. Retrieved June 27, 2021. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Love's Wilderness

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