Synopsis by Janiss Garza
While his reputation has faded next to stronger talents such as Cecil B. DeMille, Erich Von Stroheim, and King Vidor, James Cruze was one of the most popular directors of the 1920s. He is the biggest name associated with this drama. The picture was based on a successful Broadway play by Lewis Beach. Bernard Ingals (George Irving and his wife Eunice (Myrtle Stedman) have worked hard to send their children Hugh (William Otis Jr.), Lois (Constance Bennett), and Bradley (Edward Piel Jr.) to college. When the kids come home for Christmas, it's obvious that they've become selfish and self-centered. They ignore their parents completely, making themselves absent from home in favor of attending wild parties. Ingals finally gets tired of being under the thumb of political boss Elliott Kimberly (James Marcus) and quits his city job. When Grandma Bradley (Gertrude Claire) finds out, she lectures her three grandchildren, who straighten up and start pitching in to help. Ingals lands a better job and the kids learn their lesson.
Christmas, daughter, family, husband-and-wife, political-leader, son