|Directed by||William Seiter|
|Written by||Julien Josephson|
|Based on||Daddies (1918 play)|
by John L. Hobble
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|7 reels (6,500 - 6,800 feet)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Daddies is a 1924 American silent romantic comedy film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by William A. Seiter. The film stars Mae Marsh and Harry Myers and survives today in 16mm format. It was transferred onto 16mm film by Associated Artists Productions / United Artists in the 1950s and shown on television.
As described in a review in a film magazine, at a reunion of a bachelors’ club the five remaining members are shocked at the defection of one of their number, who pays his forfeit to get married. Another receives a letter that his chum, about to die, has left him his little girl, and the other three are persuaded to also adopt war orphans. Robert Audrey (Myers) finds his in an eighteen-year-old girl, Ruth (Marsh); old James Crockett (Gillingwater), who grudgingly accepts a boy, really gets a little girl, while Allen (Louis) finds three boys, triplets, have been awarded to him. These kiddies gradually work themselves into the affections of their foster parents until each one gets married to provide a "mother" for the children. Finally Robert finds that he loves his "orphan," Ruth, and marries her, and the club goes to smash.
- Mae Marsh as Ruth Atkins
- Harry Myers as Robert Audrey
- Claude Gillingwater as James Crockett
- Crauford Kent as William Rivers
- Claire Adams as Bobette Audrey
- Willard Louis as Henry Allen
- Boyce Combe as Nicholson Walters
- Georgia Woodthorpe as Mrs. Audrey
- Otto Hoffman as Parker
- Priscilla Moran as Alice
- Charles De Briac as Triplet
- Raymond De Briac as Triplet
- King Evers as Triplet
- Milla Davenport as Katie
- Muriel Frances Dana as Lorrie
According to Warner Bros records, the film earned $367,000 domestically and $40,000 in foreign markets.
- Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 2 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
- Daddies at silentera.com
- 1957 Movies from AAP Warner Bros. Features & Cartoons Sales Book Directed at TV
- Sewell, C. S. (February 23, 1924). "Daddies: Delightful Blending of Heart Appeal and Comedy in Warner Brothers Version of Belasco Play". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 66 (8): 672. Retrieved March 20, 2021.