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Some exteriors were shot in Yosemite National Park, according to the 1 Oct 1924 FD and other sources. At least one source credits Leo E. Kuter as art director, while other sources credit E. E. Sheeley. The 10 Jan 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that Melville Brown was hired as a "gag" man and co-author.
       The 18 Oct 1924 The Universal Weekly announced that the "just completed" Pauline Frederick-Laura La Plante film would be called The Marrying Age. ... More Less

Some exteriors were shot in Yosemite National Park, according to the 1 Oct 1924 FD and other sources. At least one source credits Leo E. Kuter as art director, while other sources credit E. E. Sheeley. The 10 Jan 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that Melville Brown was hired as a "gag" man and co-author.
       The 18 Oct 1924 The Universal Weekly announced that the "just completed" Pauline Frederick-Laura La Plante film would be called The Marrying Age. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Dec 1924
p. 52.
Film Daily
1 Oct 1924
p. 6.
Film Daily
7 Dec 1924.
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Life
4 Jun 1925
p. 35.
Moving Picture World
13 Dec 1924
pp. 643-44.
New York Times
31 Mar 1925
p. 17.
Photoplay
Feb 1925
p. 57.
Universal Weekly
18 Oct 1924
p. 10.
Variety
1 Apr 1925
p. 38.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Marrying Age
Release Date:
18 January 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 November 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20842
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,356
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At 40, Jane Vale, a domineering and successful businesswoman, falls in love with Robert Elliott, a young man employed in the factory she manages. She makes him her private secretary, and he soon asks her to marry him, both out of gratitude and to defend her reputation against the ugly gossip of his fellow workers. Before the wedding, Jane's younger sister, Dorothy, returns from college, and she and Robert fall in love, but they lack the courage to tell Jane. Robert and Jane are married, and he tries to make her happy, but everything conspires to make her feel the difference in their ages: she is worn out and worried, unsuccessfully trying to look young and unable to mingle easily with Robert's young friends. When Jane finally realizes that Robert, though he is faithful and attentive to her, is really in love with Dorothy, she pretends that she no longer loves him and asks for a divorce. Robert and Dorothy, alike in age and inclination, are thus free to find the happiness that has eluded ... +


At 40, Jane Vale, a domineering and successful businesswoman, falls in love with Robert Elliott, a young man employed in the factory she manages. She makes him her private secretary, and he soon asks her to marry him, both out of gratitude and to defend her reputation against the ugly gossip of his fellow workers. Before the wedding, Jane's younger sister, Dorothy, returns from college, and she and Robert fall in love, but they lack the courage to tell Jane. Robert and Jane are married, and he tries to make her happy, but everything conspires to make her feel the difference in their ages: she is worn out and worried, unsuccessfully trying to look young and unable to mingle easily with Robert's young friends. When Jane finally realizes that Robert, though he is faithful and attentive to her, is really in love with Dorothy, she pretends that she no longer loves him and asks for a divorce. Robert and Dorothy, alike in age and inclination, are thus free to find the happiness that has eluded Jane. +

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