Sweet Adeline

Sweet Adeline is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Jerome Storm and starring Charles Ray and Gertrude Olmstead.


As described in a film magazine review, Ben Wilson is the household drudge, bullied by his older brother Bill, with his only consolation being the owner of a fine tenor voice. He falls in love with Adeline, newly arrived to their rural village. Bill ends up being his rival for her affection. Ben makes a local hit singing "Sweet Adeline," and Bill procures a chance for him to sing in a Chicago cabaret. At first he breaks down, but recovers and rallies himself and is warmly received. His dream of success comes true and he wins the affection of Adeline.

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    director Jerome Storm
    genre comedy
    keywords bully older brother sing
    productionCompany Chadwick Pictures
    publisher Chadwick Pictures