Home, Sweet Home (1914)

Home, Sweet Home (1914)

Director: D.W. Griffith 
Writers: D.W. Griffith (story) H.E. Aitken (scenario) 

 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 Smith 
Spottiswoode Aitken ... James Smith - Mary's Father 
Robert Harron ... The Eastener, 
Robert Winthrop Miriam Cooper ... The Fiancee 
Mary Alden ... The Mother
Donald Crisp ... The Mother's Son
James Kirkwood ... The Mother's Son
Jack Pickford ... The Mother's Half-Wit Son
Fred Burns ... The Sheriff
Courtenay Foote ... The Husband
Blanche Sweet ... The Wife
Owen Moore ... The Tempter
Edward Dillon ... The Musician

 Release Date: 17 May 1914 (USA) Tech specs: Runtime 55 min (USA) Sound Mix Silent Color Black and White Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 Film Length 1,800 m (6 reels) (USA) Released in two parts of three reels each. Negative Format 35 mm Cinematographic Process Spherical Printed Film Format 35 mm Filming Locations: Chatsworth Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA Genre: Drama Tagline: Typifying the Life, Work and Death of John Howard Payne, author of the song that reaches every human heart. (original poster) Plot: John Howard Payne leaves home and begins a career in the theater. Despite encouragement from his mother and girlfriend, Payne begins to lead a dissolute life that leads 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. John Howard Payne at his most miserable point in life, writes a song which becomes popular and inspires other people at some point in their lives.


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