This Thing Called Love (1929 film)

This Thing Called Love

Lobby card from the film.
Directed by Paul L. Stein
E. J. Babille (assistant)
Produced by Ralph Block
Written by Horace Jackson (adaptation)
Screenplay by Horace Jackson
Based on This Thing Called Love, a Comedy in Three Acts
by Edwin J. Burke
Starring Edmund Lowe
Constance Bennett
Ruth Taylor
Roscoe Karns
ZaSu Pitts
Jean Harlow
Cinematography Norbert Brodin
Edited by Doane Harrison
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release dates
  • December 13, 1929 (1929-12-13) (United States)
Running time
72 minutes
Country United States
Language English

This Thing Called Love is a 1929 American romantic comedy film starring Edmund Lowe, Constance Bennett, Ruth Taylor, Roscoe Karns, ZaSu Pitts, and Jean Harlow. Harlow appears in a cameo role, as she was not yet famous. The film is based on the play This Thing Called Love, a Comedy in Three Acts, by Edwin J. Burke.[1]

This Thing Called Love was recorded in RCA Photophone and featured a two-tone Technicolor sequence. No complete copy of this movie survives, only the Technicolor sequence.


A man returns from a trip to Peru rich and looking for a wife. While still single he has a real estate agent show him a house or two. The agent invites him to dinner then him (the agent) and his wife start bickering, causing the poor fellow to rethink marriage over. He decides he wants to share his home with someone so he has his agent's sister-in-law move in. Later on they both fell in love.

See also


  1. White Munden, Kenneth (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. University of California Press. p. 801. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.

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