Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1925) is a drama film directed by Frank Borzage based upon a play by Zoë Akins, with adaptation by Kenneth B. Clarke. The film brought together Vitagraph leading lady Alice Joyce and English actor Percy Marmont after his success with If Winter Comes. This is the only film either of the main stars made for MGM.[1] The film was remade in 1931 as Women Love Once. A print survives in the Narodni Filmovy Archiv.[2][3]

Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
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Directed byFrank Borzage
Produced byLouis B. Mayer
Written byKenneth B. Clarke
Based onDaddy's Gone A-Hunting
by Zoë Akins
StarringAlice Joyce
Percy Marmont
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 29, 1925 (1925-03-29)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


Julian (Percy Marmont) is a poor artist who lives with wife Edith (Alice Joyce) and their newborn baby in Harlem. Struggling to make ends meet, he foregoes his artistic calling and draws for magazines.

Reaching his limits, Julian convinces his wife he could reach higher grounds if he were to go to Paris. He moves to Paris while his Edith works at a shop on Fifth Avenue. Each of their lives evolves differently—Edith is courted by a wealthy suitor whom she ignores while pining for her husband, while Julian fails to meet his goals in Paris, returning defeated three years later. The meeting highlight how different their routes have been.



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