Wine (1924 film)

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Filmposter Wine 1924.png
Directed by Louis J. Gasnier
Produced by Carl Laemmle
Written by Raymond L. Schrock (adaptation)
Screenplay by Philip Lonergan
Eve Unsell
Based on Wine
by William Briggs MacHarg
Starring Clara Bow
Forrest Stanley
Myrtle Stedman
Huntley Gordon
Cinematography John Stumar
Edited by Harold McLernon
Distributed by Universal Jewel
Release date
  • August 31, 1924 (1924-08-31)
Running time
70 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Wine is a 1924 American silent melodrama directed by Louis J. Gasnier, produced and released by Universal Pictures under their 'Jewel' banner.[1] The film featured Clara Bow in her first starring role. The film is now presumed lost.[2][3]


Set during the Prohibition Era, Wine exposes the widespread liquor traffic in the upper-classes. Bow portrays an innocent girl who develops into a "wild redhot mama".[4]



  • "If not taken as information, it is cracking good entertainment", Carl Sandburg reviewed September 29.[5]
  • "Don’t miss Wine. It’s a thoroughly refreshing draught ... there are only about five actresses who give me a real thrill on the screen – and Clara is nearly five of them", Grace Kingsley in The Los Angeles Times August 24.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Wine". Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Stenn, David (2000). Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild. Cooper Square Press. p. 291. ISBN 1-461-66091-2. 
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Wine
  4. ^ Galveston Daily News, October 20, 1924
  5. ^ Carl Sandburg's Film Reviews and Essays, 1920-1928, Lake Claremont Press, 2000

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