Driven from Home (1927)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |  
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Though he'd fallen from the upper ranks of directors, James Young was still capable of excellent work in 1927. Young's low-budget Driven From Home recycles one of the oldest plots on record: the cruel father who orders his daughter out of the house when she elopes with the "wrong man." The girl (Virginia Lee Corbin) must not only contend with her father's rejection, but also with the lustful advances of opium-den proprietor Sojin. The blood-and-thunder aspects of the storyline are handled with taste and artistry by Young, who never gives the impression that he's "slumming". Driven From Home was produced by Chadwick films, one of several small companies that was later absorbed by Warner Bros.-First National.

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China, couple, daughter, disapproval, elopement, family-disapproval, father, handsome, love, marriage-arranged, mistake, nobility, parent, secretary