Homer Comes Home (1920)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |  
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Film after film, Charles Ray played the same character: a country bumpkin who, more often than not, made good. For years, audiences never tired of Ray -- in fact they demanded that he stay true to type. So this picture -- with Ray's usual director, Jerome Storm -- is pretty much interchangeable with most of his other starring vehicles. At home, Homer Cavender (Ray) is seen as an impractical dreamer. But when he goes to the big city, he makes good, and he returns on vacation to a load of fanfare. While he is working on having a factory built in his hometown, he also saves Silas Prouty (Otto Hoffman) and his daughter Rachael (Priscilla Bonner) from the financial clutches of Old Machim (Walter Higby) and his son Arthur (Ralph McCullough). The plot, however, is not all that important -- it was the warmth and charm of Ray's characterizations that made him a draw.



big-city, factory, good [quality], hometown, daughter, father