An idealistic young American during World War I, itching to fight the Germans and not wanting to wait until the U. S. joined the war, journeys to Canada and enlists in the British army. He ... See full summary »
John Logan leaves his parents and sweetheart in bucolic Happy Valley to make his fortune in the city. Those he left behind become miserable and beleaguered in his absence, but after several... See full summary »
Lydia Yeamans Titus,
Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, ... See full summary »
Susie, a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William. She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his ... See full summary »
Frank Andrews is a successful businessman. He has always found pride and joy in the company of his wife, son and daughter. He suddenly finds himself enthralled by the advances of a gay ... See full summary »
Story of two brothers who go off to France to fight in World War I, the women who love them and an American expatriate living in France who rallies behind his former country.Written by
One of the final films of Robert Harron, one of DW Griffith's favorite actors. Harron died of an accidental gunshot wound a few months after the release of The Girl Who Stayed at Home, at age 27. See more »
D.W. Griffith film about a couple American's, living in France, who join the army so that they can destroy Germany. Both men leave women behind who they love and who are the main reasons for them wanting to get back home. This was one of four pictures Griffith made for Artcraft, a foreign company wanting films centered around WW1. It's also the first film to star Griffith's then 17-year-old mistress Carol Dempster, who would prove to be one of his biggest downfalls. The film runs just over sixty-minutes and it's quite confussing all the way through. The biggest problem is that the second leads (Robert Harron/Clairine Seymour) is a lot more interesting than the actual leads and that includes Dempster who just can't reach the emotions needed for the role. The cinematography by Bitzer is great, the direction is good and tight but the film still doesn't work. Another strange note is that Harron committed suicide the night before the premiere of Griffith's Way Down East (apparently over Griffith not giving him a part) and Harron would die on an operating table after signing a $2 million contract. Part of the battle scenes used here are leftovers from Hearts of the World, which had actually WW1 footage shot by Griffith.
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