The Man Who Came Back (1924)

Henry Potter is the irresponsible playboy son of a New York millionaire. Fearing he will disgrace the family name if he stays in New York, the father sends him to San Francisco to work in ... See full summary »

Director:

Emmett J. Flynn

Writers:

Jules Eckert Goodman (play), John Fleming Wilson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
George O'Brien ... Henry Potter
Dorothy Mackaill ... Marcelle
Cyril Chadwick Cyril Chadwick ... Captain Trevelan
Ralph Lewis ... Thomas Potter
Emily Fitzroy ... Aunt Isabel
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark ... Charles Reisling
Edward Peil Sr. ... Sam Shu Sin (as Edward Piel)
David Kirby David Kirby ... Gibson
James Gordon ... Captain Gallon
Walter Wilkinson Walter Wilkinson ... Henry Potter (at age 4)
Winston Miller ... Henry Potter (at age 12)
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Henry Potter is the irresponsible playboy son of a New York millionaire. Fearing he will disgrace the family name if he stays in New York, the father sends him to San Francisco to work in the family shipyards and, to make a man out of him, he is told he will have to start at the bottom and work his way up. Henry decides this is not a good idea and resents it to the point he will indeed start at the bottom but will work his way down from there, and disgrace the family name in San Francisco. On one of his drinking binges, he meets Marcelle, a cabaret dancer. He tolerates her and she falls in love with him and pleads for him to give up his drinking and carousing. The father sends a company-man out to check on him and he finds Henry an alcoholic and very much in debt. He pays off Henry's debts and then pays a freighter captain $500 to shanghai Henry to Shanghai, where the family name is less well-known. There Henry sinks even lower and frequents the worse dives in the worse sections of ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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More Gripping Than Any Picture Since 'THE MIRACLE MAN" (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 August 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Senda do Vício See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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