Home Stuff (1921)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |  
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Madge Joy (Viola Dana) is an actress with a cheap theatrical troupe, but she loses her job when a stage-struck young girl with a lot of money (Priscilla Bonner) wants to take her place. Madge misses the last train out of Buckeye Junction and falls asleep in a haystack. The next morning she is found by Robert Deep (Tom Gallery), who takes her home to the family farm. His mother (Josephine Crowell) likes her immediately. However, because Madge senses that his stern, religious father (Nelson McDowell) would not approve of her profession, she claims to be a runaway orphan. The only one she is honest with is Robert, who confesses that he has written a 17-act play. Unfortunately, it's very bad. The Deeps' daughter, Susan, arrives home and it turns out that she is the same girl who took Madge's place. Pa Deep is enraged that Susan ran off to become an actress. Madge comes to her aid by saying that she is an actress herself, and will run off with Robert unless Pa Deep makes up with his daughter. Pa agrees, and Madge takes off -- alone -- for Broadway where she becomes a star. One day Robert shows up with yet another play. Whether it is better than the last one is a moot point, since his main interest is really Madge.



anger, business, daughter, family, farming, father, home, love, orphan, playwright, return, runaway [from home], son, success