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Home, Sweet Home

1914

John Howard Payne (Henry B. Walthall) leaves home and begins a career in the theater. Despite encouragement from his mother and his sweetheart (Lillian Gish), Payne begins to lead a life of dissolute habits, and this soon leads to ruin and misery. In deep despair, he thinks of better days, and writes a song that later provides inspiration to several others in their own times of need.


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Synopsis

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John Howard Payne leaves home and begins a career in the theater. Despite encouragement from his mother and girlfriend, Payne begins to lead a life of disrepair soon leading to ruin and Clinical depression. In deep despair, he thinks of better days, and writes a song, Home! Sweet Home! that later provides inspiration to several others in their own times of need.

Cast

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  • Henry B. Walthall .... John Howard Payne
  • Josephine Crowell .... Payne's Mother
  • Lillian Gish .... Payne's Sweetheart
  • Dorothy Gish .... Sister of Payne's Sweetheart
  • Fay Tincher .... The Worldly Woman
  • Mae Marsh .... Apple Pie Mary
  • Spottiswoode Aitken .... Mary's Father
  • Robert Harron .... The Easterner, Robert Winthrop
  • Miriam Cooper .... The Fiancee
  • Mary Alden .... The Mother
  • Donald Crisp .... The Mother's Son
  • Earle Foxe
  • James Kirkwood, Sr. .... The Mother's Son
  • Jack Pickford .... The Mother's Son
  • Fred Burns (actor) .... The sheriff
  • Courtenay Foote .... The Husband
  • Blanche Sweet .... The Wife

See also

  • Lillian Gish filmography
  • Blanche Sweet filmography




Category:1914 films
Category:American films
Category:American silent feature films
Category:Films directed by D. W. Griffith
Category:Biographical films
Category:1910s drama films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Mutual Film films
H.E. Aitken, D.W. Griffith

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