A Homespun Vamp

A Homespun Vamp

A Homespun Vamp is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Frank O'Connor and written by Harvey F. Thew and Hector Turnbull. The film stars May McAvoy, Darrell Foss, Lincoln Stedman, Josephine Crowell, Charles Stanton Ogle, Guy Oliver and Helen Dunbar. The film was released on February 12, 1922, by Paramount Pictures.


As described in a film magazine, Meg Mackenzie (McAvoy) is the orphaned niece of two crabbed, stingy old men, Donald (Ogle) and Duncan Craig (Oliver), brothers in a small country town. They force her to become engaged to Joe Dobbs (Stedman), assistant to his mother (Crowell) who runs the village blacksmith shop. Stephen Ware (Foss), who is writing a novel in a shack nearby, is accused of robbing the post office and hides in the Craig home overnight while the two brothers are away. When the brothers return, they force Meg to marry Stephen at once. The real burglar is discovered and Stephen's name is cleared. Meg discovers that she actually loves Stephen, and wins him away from Beatrice Carlisle (Kirkham), a young woman he had been engaged to. She also gives him the inspiration for the concluding chapter in his novel.