Welcome Home (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Fred Prouty (Warner Baxter) and his wife, Nettie (Lois Wilson), are living happily until the day that his aged father (Luke Cosgrave) shows up on their doorstep. He immediately begins creating havoc, upsetting the once-orderly household and trying to force his opinions on everyone. Nettie does her best to be patient with the old man, but the day comes when he brings a group of his pals over while she is holding a meeting of a fashionable club. The men eat all the sandwiches and turn the house upside down -- and Old Man Prouty insists on interrupting the meeting, which causes it to break up. Ultimately Nettie tells Fred that either she or his father must go. Luckily for Fred, his pop visits the Old Men's home and realizes he will be much happier there. When he discovers that Nettie is pregnant, he realizes that he will be in the way and is glad to find a new home with his peers. This comedy-drama had a hard time living up to Minick, the stage play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber on which is was based.

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religion, born-again, Christianity, salvation