The Home Maker (1925)

Drama | 22 November 1925

Director:

King Baggot

Writer:

Mary O'Hara

Cinematographer:

John Stumar

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Copyright records list the film's title as The Homemaker ... More Less

Copyright records list the film's title as The Homemaker . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
8 Aug 1925
p. 42.
Film Daily
26 Jul 1925.
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New York Times
10 Aug 1925
p. 8.
Variety
12 Aug 1925
p. 32.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield (New York, 1924).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Homemaker
Release Date:
22 November 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 2 August 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 July 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21671
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,755
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lester Knapp is discharged from his position in the office of a department store and, in order for his wife to benefit from his insurance, attempts suicide. He succeeds only in crippling himself, and his wife, Eva, is forced to go to work. Eva becomes quite successful in her job, finding in it the rewards and fulfillment denied her by the drudgery of housework. Confined to a wheelchair, Lester takes care of the house and children, doing the housework both easily and well and making the three children happier than they have been in years. Lester regains the use of his limbs, but, realizing that his recovery means a return to the family's former unhappiness, he conspires with the family doctor to persuade Eva that the time has not yet arrived for him to ... +


Lester Knapp is discharged from his position in the office of a department store and, in order for his wife to benefit from his insurance, attempts suicide. He succeeds only in crippling himself, and his wife, Eva, is forced to go to work. Eva becomes quite successful in her job, finding in it the rewards and fulfillment denied her by the drudgery of housework. Confined to a wheelchair, Lester takes care of the house and children, doing the housework both easily and well and making the three children happier than they have been in years. Lester regains the use of his limbs, but, realizing that his recovery means a return to the family's former unhappiness, he conspires with the family doctor to persuade Eva that the time has not yet arrived for him to walk. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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