Why Men Leave Home

Why Men Leave Home is a 1924 American silent comedy drama film directed by John M. Stahl directed and stars Lewis Stone and Helene Chadwick. Produced by Louis B. Mayer and released through First National Pictures (then known as Associated First National), the film is based on the 1922 play of the same name by Avery Hopwood.[1][2]

Why Men Leave Home
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Directed byJohn M. Stahl
Sidney Algier (assistant director)
Produced byLouis B. Mayer
Written byA. P. Younger (adaptation)
Based onWhy Men Leave Home
by Avery Hopwood
StarringLewis Stone
Helene Chadwick
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byMargaret Booth
Robert Kern
Distributed byAssociated First National
Release date
  • March 3, 1924 (1924-03-03)
Running time
80 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A print of Why Men Leave Home is preserved by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[3]



  1. Roberts, Jerry (2003). The Great American Playwrights on the Screen: A Critical Guide to Film, TV, Video, and DVD. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 259. ISBN 1-55783-512-8.
  2. White Munden, Kenneth, ed. (1988). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced In the United States, Part 2. R. R. Bowker. p. 898. ISBN 0-520-06301-5.
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Why Men Leave Home

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