The Old Homestead

The Old Homestead

The Old Homestead is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by James Cruze and written by Julien Josephson, Perley Poore Sheehan, and Frank E. Woods based upon the play of the same name by Denman Thompson. The film stars Theodore Roberts, George Fawcett, T. Roy Barnes, Fritzi Ridgeway, Harrison Ford, James Mason, and Kathleen O'Connor. The film was released on October 8, 1922, by Paramount Pictures.


As described in a film magazine review, the village vamp induces the town weakling, who works in the general store, to steal for her. Suspicion of the crimes fall upon Reuben Whitcomb, the son of Uncle Joshua, and he flees from town. The storekeeper, who holds a mortgage on Uncle Joshua's house, has decided to put it under the auction hammer because the mortgage cannot be paid off. Through a round of dramatic events the facts are revealed as they actually are, and everything turns out happy to all involved.

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    director James Cruze
    genre drama
    keywords femme fatale general store vamp
    producer Jesse L. Lasky
    productionCompany Famous Players–Lasky Corporation
    publisher Paramount Pictures