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What Happened to Father? is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by John G. Adolfi and written by Charles R. Condon. It is based on the 1909 short story of the same name by Mary Roberts Rinehart that was originally serialized in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine .[1] The film stars Warner Oland, Flobelle Fairbanks, and William Demarest. A previous version of the story was filmed in 1915.

What Happened to Father?
What Happened to Father lobby card.jpg
Lobby card.
Directed byJohn G. Adolfi
Written byCharles R. Condon
Based onWhat Happened to Father?
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
StarringWarner Oland
Flobelle Fairbanks
William Demarest
CinematographyWillard Van Enger
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • June 25, 1927 (1927-06-25)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film was released on June 25, 1927 by Warner Bros. Pictures.





The film is now considered lost.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List".
  2. ^ The Library of Congress / FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: What Happened to Father?
  3. ^ What Happened to Father? at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files:Lost Warner Brothers films - 1927

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