Desperate Youth (1921)

Will the orphan girl win her hero in spite of scheming relatives who seek to keep her in the background?

Director:

Harry B. Harris (as Harry Harris)

Writers:

F. Hopkinson Smith (story "A Kentucky Cinderella"), Andrew Percival Younger (scenario) (as A.P. Younger) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Gladys Walton ... Rosemary Merridew
J. Farrell MacDonald ... 'Mendocino' Bill
Louis Willoughby Louis Willoughby ... 'Alabam' Spencer Merridew / Henry Merridew
Muriel Godfrey Turner Muriel Godfrey Turner ... Mrs. Merridew
Hazel Howell Hazel Howell ... Pauline Merridew
Harold Miller ... Dr. Tom Dowling
Lucretia Harris Lucretia Harris ... Aunt Chlordiny
Jim Blackwell Jim Blackwell ... Sam
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Storyline

A claim jumper kills "Alabam"; and his partner, "Mendocino," sends Rosemary to his brother, Henry, in a southern city. Henry welcomes her, but his wife and daughter, Pauline, see her as an intruder, especially when young Tom Dowling, whom Mrs. Merridew seeks to match with her daughter, falls in love with Rosemary. Through efforts of the servants, Chlo and Sam, Rosemary and Tom are united. Mendocino, who has struck it rich, comes to the wedding. Written by Pamela Short

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Mary Pickford's Only Serious Screen Rival in a highly romantic and magnificently produced 5-act story of Californian life and the Sunny South, from F. Hopkinson Smith's popular book, A Kentucky Cinderella. (Print ad- The Age, ((Melbourne, Vic.)) 26 November 1921) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

25 April 1921 (USA) See more »

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Silent
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Desperate Youth ( 1921 ) is listed as a lost silent film. See more »

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