Why Men Leave Home (1924)

Comedy-drama | 3 March 1924

Director:

John M. Stahl

Writer:

A. P. Younger

Cinematographer:

Sol Polito

Production Designer:

John Holden

Production Company:

Louis B. Mayer Productions
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Jack Holden
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Robert Kern
Film ed
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Why Men Leave Home by Avery Hopwood (New York, 12 Sep 1922).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
3 March 1924
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Louis B. Mayer Productions
12 March 1924
LP19986; LP20057
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,002
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

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 ...

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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.

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