MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,178 this week

Home, Sweet Home (1914)

 |  Drama  |  17 May 1914 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 89 users  
Reviews: 6 user

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.

Director:

Writers:

(as Harry E. Aitken) ,
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 14 titles
created 01 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 6 months ago
 
list image
a list of 647 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 10 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Home, Sweet Home" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Home, Sweet Home (1914)

Home, Sweet Home (1914) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Home, Sweet Home.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

America (1924)
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne
Way Down East (1920)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy
Cinderella (1914)
Fantasy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on the fairy tale: Cinderella is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, but is able to go to the royal ball through the help of the Fairy Godmother.

Director: James Kirkwood
Stars: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year, if he is a great sinner, will have to drive during the whole year the Phantom ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Joan Royle, beautiful but naive model who came from the slums, falls for Fred Ketlar, the leader of a dance band. When Fred's estranged wife Adele is murdered, Fred is arrested and ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, James Kirkwood
Topsy and Eva I (1927)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Directors: Del Lord, D.W. Griffith, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Rosetta Duncan, Vivian Duncan, Gibson Gowland
Grannie (1912)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

There is no documentation that a film bearing this title was directed by D.W. Griffith, or was produced by Biograph at this time. It may have been suspended before completion or else released under another title.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Mary Pickford
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A family of Polish refugees tries to survive in post-World War I Germany. For a while it seems that they are making it, but soon the economic and political deterioration in the country begins to take their toll.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Carol Dempster, Neil Hamilton, Erville Alderson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Directors: Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith
Stars: Dorothy Gish, James Rennie, Marie Burke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry B. Walthall ...
Josephine Crowell ...
Payne's Mother
...
Payne's Sweetheart
...
Sister of Payne's Sweetheart
Fay Tincher ...
The Worldly Woman
...
Apple Pie Mary Smith
Spottiswoode Aitken ...
James Smith - Mary's Father
...
The Eastener, Robert Winthrop
...
The Fiancee
...
The Mother
...
The Mother's Son
James Kirkwood ...
The Mother's Son
...
The Mother's Half-Wit Son
Fred Burns ...
The Sheriff
Courtenay Foote ...
The Husband
Edit

Storyline

John Howard Payne leaves home and begins a career in the theater. Despite encouragement from his mother and his sweetheart, 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. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

allegory | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 May 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mother Love  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Released in two parts of three reels each. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An Interesting Idea That Works Fairly Well
29 April 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

The idea of joining together four different narratives with the theme of "Home, Sweet Home" works fairly well in this early full-length D.W. Griffith feature. The account of composer John Howard Payne's own life is interesting for the way that it puts his well-known song in context. The other three stories vary in quality, but all are at least worth seeing. The format seems to have been a hedge against the possibility that releasing the whole thing as one picture might be unsuccessful. But Griffith and others would soon make better use of the multiple narrative idea, making this feature of some interest historically.

Of the three fictional stories, one is mostly routine (the young married couple), one is pretty good (the young man heading out west), and one is somewhat interesting but heavy-handed and unconvincing (the two brothers). All of them are similar to familiar kinds of one-reel dramas from the era. None of the stories are particularly memorable, but they're not bad either. As a whole, the idea and the material are good enough to make it worth watching.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Home, Sweet Home (1914) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?