Why Girls Go Back Home
Why Girls Go Back Home is a lost 1926 American silent comedy drama film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. James Flood directed and Patsy Ruth Miller and Clive Brook starred. Myrna Loy has a feature role. The film is a sequel to Warner Bros.'s 1921 Why Girls Leave Home, which was a box office hit.
|Why Girls Go Back Home|
|Directed by||James Flood|
|Written by||Catherine Brody (screen story)|
Walter Morosco (adaptation)
Sonya Hovey (scenario)
|Starring||Patsy Ruth Miller|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|60 minutes; six reels (5,262 feet)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Marie Downey (Patsy Ruth Miller), a trusting country girl falls in love with a touring stage-actor, Clifford Dudley (Clive Brook) as his touring troupe takes up residence in the hotel run by Marie's father. Both lovestruck and stagestruck, Marie follows Clifford to old Broadway, where she ends up getting a job as a chorus girl. She tries desperately to get in touch with Clifford, but he acts as if he does not even know she's alive as he becomes a matinée idol on Broadway. Thanks to a lucky break, Marie becomes the star of the show in which she is appearing, whereupon Clifford finally acknowledges her existence. This time, however, she gives Clifford the cold shoulder then turns her back on New York and heads home (hence the title). Clifford follows her on the train, setting the stage for a tender reconciliation.
This film is now lost. Warner Bros. records of the film's negative have a notation, "Junked 12/27/48" (i.e., December 27, 1948). Warner Bros. destroyed many of its negatives in the late 1940s and 1950s due to nitrate film pre-1933 decomposition. No copies of Why Girls Go Back Home are known to exist.
- "Lost Film Files - Warner". www.silentsaregolden.com.
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Why Girls Go Back Home
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
- Progressive Silent Film List: Why Girls Go Back Home at silentera.com
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Why Girls Go Back Home