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The Lure of Crooning Water

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Genre  Romance
Director  Arthur Rooke
6.8/10 IMDb

Initial release  January 1920
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Writer  Marion Hill (novel), Guy Newall
Cast  Guy Newall (Horace Dornblazer), Ivy Duke (Georgette Verlaine), Hugh Buckler (Dr. John Longden), Douglas Munro (Yes Smith), Mary Dibley (Rachel Dornblazer), Arthur Chesney (Guy Pinkerton)
Genres  Silent film, Comedy, Romance Film

The Lure of Crooning Water is a 1920 British silent comedy romance film directed by Arthur Rooke and starring Guy Newall, Ivy Duke and Hugh Buckler. It is adapted from a novel by Marion Hill. It was one of several rural romances that Rooke directed. At least one copy of the film survives.



As summarised in a film publication, Georgette Verlaine (Duke) is a favourite stage actress that Dr. John Longden (Buckler), who is in love with her, persuades to recuperate in the country as her life is ruining her health. He selects a pretty place called "Crooning Water" where she stays with Horace Dornblazer (Newall), his wife Rachel (Dibley), and their three children. The fact that there is one man who does not fall for her smiles drives her to try and win the admiration of Horace. When she finally gets him where she wants him, she leaves and returns to London. Horace leaves his family and follows her to the city, but she tells him that she did not love him but only admired him for the things he stood for: honour, fidelity, etc. Georgette starts her gay life anew and Horace goes back to his family where he is forgiven. The actress soon tires of her frivolous life and returns to Crooning Water, where she too is forgiven, and then returns to London to marry the doctor.


  • Guy Newall as Horace Dornblazer
  • Ivy Duke as Georgette
  • Hugh Buckler as Dr. John Longden
  • Douglas Munro as Yes Smith
  • Mary Dibley as Rachel Dornblazer
  • Lawford Davidson as Frank Howard
  • Arthur Chesney as Gerald Pinkerton
  • Winifred Sadler as Mrs. Dusenberry
  • References

    The Lure of Crooning Water Wikipedia
    The Lure of Crooning Water IMDb The Lure of Crooning Water

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