Why Men Leave Home (1924)

John and Irene Emerson's marriage begins well enough, but it is not long before John becomes less attentive. Feeling neglected, Irene spends more time with her girl friends, and John, ... See full summary »

Director:

John M. Stahl

Writers:

Avery Hopwood (play), Andrew Percival Younger (adaptation) (as A.P. Younger)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lewis Stone ... John Emerson
Helene Chadwick ... Irene Emerson
Mary Carr ... Grandma Sutton
William V. Mong ... Grandpa Sutton
Alma Bennett ... Jean Ralston
Hedda Hopper ... Nina Neilson
Sidney Bracey ... Sam Neilson
Lila Leslie ... Betty Phillips
E.H. Calvert ... Arthur Phillips
Howard Truesdale ... Dr. Bailey (as Howard Truesdell)
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John and Irene Emerson's marriage begins well enough, but it is not long before John becomes less attentive. Feeling neglected, Irene spends more time with her girl friends, and John, consequently, falls prey to the vamping wiles of his secretary, Jean Ralston. When John comes home from the theater smelling of Jean's perfume, Irene procures a divorce; John then marries Jean. Grandma Sutton cleverly maneuvers John and Irene into her house and has it quarantined. They realize they love each other; John divorces Jean, remarries Irene, and takes her on a second honeymoon. Written by Pamela Short

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Taglines:

A DRAMA THAT TELLS WIVES HOW TO PUT CHAINS ON SKIDDING HUSBANDS! (Print ad-The Sydney Post,((Sydney, Nova Scotia)) 16 September 1924)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ma femme et son mari See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A print of Why Men Leave Home is preserved by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. See more »

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