Home, Sweet Home (1914 film)

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Home, Sweet Home
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Directed by D. W. Griffith
Written by H. E. Aitken
D. W. Griffith
Starring Earle Foxe
Henry Walthall
Dorothy Gish
Lillian Gish
Cinematography G. W. Bitzer
Edited by James Smith
Rose Smith
Distributed by Mutual Film
Release date
  • May 17, 1914 (1914-05-17)
Running time
55 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Home Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home (1914) is an American silent biographical drama directed by D.W. Griffith.[1] It 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 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.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Home, Sweet Home". Silent Era. Retrieved November 21, 2010.

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