Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home (1914) is an American silent biographical drama directed by D.W. Griffith. It stars Earle Foxe, Henry Walthall and Dorothy Gish.


John Howard Payne leaves home and begins a career in the theater. Despite encouragement from his mother and girlfriend, Payne begins to lead a dissolute life that leads to ruin and depression. In deep despair, he thinks of better days, and writes a song, Home! Sweet Home! that later provides inspiration to several others in their own times of need.