The Girl Who Stayed at Home

The Girl Who Stayed at Home is a 1919 American silent drama film produced and directed by D. W. Griffith and released by Paramount Pictures. Prints of the film exist.[1][2]

The Girl Who Stayed at Home
Richard Barthelmess and Carol Dempster in the film
Directed byD. W. Griffith
Produced byD. W. Griffith
Written byStanner E. V. Taylor
D. W. Griffith
StarringRichard Barthelmess
Carol Dempster
Clarine Seymour
Tully Marshall
CinematographyG. W. Bitzer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 23, 1919 (1919-03-23)
Running time
7 reels
(6,672 feet (2,034 m))
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] younger son James "Jim" Grey (Harron) seeks to evade the draft for World War I and continue his adoration of cabaret singer Cutie Beautiful (Seymour), while older brother Ralph (Barthelmess) enlists and goes to France, where lives his sweetheart Atoline "Blossom" Le France (Dempster). The draft catches Jim and training makes a man out of him. When he is sent to France, Cutie promises to remain faithful. Monsieur Le France (Lestina), Blossom's father, is a Confederate from the American Civil War who now lives in France. The two brothers meet in the trenches. When Ralph and his patrol are caught in a shell hole behind German lines, Jim comes to the rescue. Blossom is threatened by a German officer, who is shot by another German soldier that she befriended. After additional adventures, the brothers return to their sweethearts, and Monsieur France swears allegiance to the American flag.



  1. Progressive Silent Film List: The Girl Who Stayed at Home at
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
  3. "Reviews: The Girl Who Stayed at Home". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 8 (16): 35. April 12, 1919.

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