Home, Sweet Home (1914 film)

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.

Home, Sweet Home
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Directed byD. W. Griffith
Written byHarry Aitken
D. W. Griffith
StarringEarle Foxe
Henry Walthall
Dorothy Gish
Lillian Gish
CinematographyG. W. Bitzer
Edited byJames Smith
Rose Smith
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
  • May 17, 1914 (1914-05-17)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles
PLAY full film; running time 00:54:57


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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