The Girl Who Stayed at Home

The Girl Who Stayed at Home

Director: D.W. Griffith Cast: Syn de Conde, Tully Marshall, Frances Parkes


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Out of all of Griffith's films about the Great War, this one impressed the least. Perhaps Carol Dempster should share part of the blame for this -- it was her first starring vehicle and her hyperactive performance was soundly upstaged by her charismatic co-star Clarine Seymour. In brief, the plot concerns two brothers, Ralph (Richard Barthelmess) and James Grey (Robert Harron), and the girls who love them (Dempster and Seymour, respectively). Ralph is the good boy who hurries to enlist and winds up in France, where he meets up with Dempster. James, meanwhile, is a lazy reprobate who stays at home and is reformed by cabaret girl Seymour. Griffith's directing style, at this point in his career, was already starting to fall behind the times. Nevertheless, Harron's performance, along with Seymour's, shines. Tragically, both young actors would die in 1920.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2012
UPC: 0842614104756
Original Release: 1919
Source: Grapevine Video
Sales rank: 59,606

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Syn de Conde Count de Brissac
Tully Marshall Actor
Frances Parkes The Chum
Richard Barthelmess Ralph Grey
Kate Bruce Mrs. Edward Grey
David Butler Johann August Kant
Carol Dempster Acoline France
George Fawcett Edward Grey
Robert Harron James Grey
Adolphe Lestina Mons. France
Edward Peil Turnverein Terror
Clarine Seymour Cutie Beautiful

Technical Credits
D.W. Griffith Director,Screenwriter
Billy Bitzer Cinematographer
James Smith Editor
S.E.V. Taylor Screenwriter
Stanner E.V. Taylor Screenwriter

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