Daddy's Gone A Hunting (1925)

DADDY'S GONE A HUNTING (1925)

DADDY'S GONE A HUNTING (1925) with Alice Joyce and Percy Marmount

This photo and the synopsis below courtesy of Derek Boothroyd.

DADDY'S GONE A HUNTING

LOUIS B. MAYER presents
THE FRANK BORZAGE PRODUCTION
DADDY'S GONE-A-HUNTING
by ZOE AKINS
A METRO-GOLDWYN PICTURE

Julian

PERCY MARMONT

Edith

ALICE JOYCE

Janet

Virginia Marshall

Olga

Helena D'Algy

Oscar

Ford Sterling

Greenough

Holmes Herbert

Mrs. Greenough

Edythe Chapman

Colonel Orth

James Barrows

Benson

James Macelhern

Mrs. Wethers

Martha Mattox

The Smiths

Charles Crocket

Kate Toncray

Julian, a poor young artist, and Edith, his wife, struggle for five years in a dismal Harlem flat.  Handicapped by inadequate knowledge he cannot depict his beautiful thoughts on canvas and is forced to sketch for fashionable magazines to provide for his wife and infant daughter, Janet.  He sinks into utter despondency and tells Edith he can only achieve skill by studying in Paris.  She approves of his idea, and he goes to Paris alone, while Edith works as a forewoman in a fashionable Fifth avenue shop.  She is befriended by Mrs. Greenough, a wealthy widow, whose son is charmed by Edith, but realizes her longing for Julian's return.  Meanwhile in Paris, Julian has not accomplished anything, and his closest friends, Oscar, another artist, and Olga, a brilliant pianist, cannot lift him from the rut of indifference.  Three years later he returns home, bringing his friends with him. Edith is hurt by his attitude and altho (sic) he is moderately succesful, they drift farther apart.  She leaves to go to the Greenoughs.  Hearing of Janet's illness, and overcome by loneliness, Julian comes to find Janet dying.  In his common bond of sorrow, he effects a reconciliation with his wife at last.


with Percy Marmont, Alice Joyce, and Virginia Marshall. Directed by Frank Borzage. MGM.

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