Why Girls Go Back Home

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Why Girls Go Back Home
Directed by James Flood
Produced by Warner Brothers
Written by Catherine Brody(screen story)
Walter Morosco(adaptation)
Sonya Hovey(scenario)
Starring Patsy Ruth Miller
Clive Brook
Cinematography Charles Van Enger
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release dates
  • March 1, 1926 (1926-03-01)
Running time
60 minutes; six reels (5,262 feet)
Country USA
Language Silent

Why Girls Go Back Home is a lost[1][2] 1926 silent film comedy produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. James Flood directed and Patsy Ruth Miller and Clive Brook starred. Myrna Loy has a feature role. The film is a sequel to Warner's 1921 Why Girls Leave Home, a box office hit.[3][4][5]


Marie Downey (Patsy Ruth Miller), a trusting country girl falls in love with a touring stage-actor, Clifford Dudley (Clive Brook) as his touring troupe takes up residence in the hotel run by Marie's father. Both lovestruck and stagestruck, Marie follows Clifford to old Broadway, where she ends up getting a job as a chorus girl. She tries desperately to get in touch with Clifford, but he acts as if he doesn't even know she's alive as he becomes a matinée idol on Broadway. Thanks to a lucky break, Marie becomes the star of the show in which she is appearing, whereupon Clifford finally acknowledges her existence. This time, however, she gives Clifford the cold shoulder then turns her back on New York and heads home (hence the title). Clifford follows her on the train, setting the stage for a tender reconciliation.



External links[edit]