The Girl Who Stayed at a Home & Home Sweet Home
The Girl Who Stayed At Home: D.W. Griffith places his 17-year-old mistress, Carol Dempster, in the leading female role for this somewhat overlooked 1919 film. The scenario involves, among so many other elements, the experiences of two brothers, portrayed by Barthelmess and Harron, who are drafted into the United States Army, experience combat in France, each stimulated by a left-behind love affair founded upon, and developing for the most part from, hope alone. Home, Sweet Home (1914) stars Earle Foxe, Henry Walthall and Dorothy Gish in the lead roles. 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 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.
|This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 26 January, 2012.