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Young Romance was Edith Taliaferro's first film. A pre-production note in MPN states that Cecil B. DeMille was to be the picture's ... More Less

Young Romance was Edith Taliaferro's first film. A pre-production note in MPN states that Cecil B. DeMille was to be the picture's director. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
19 Dec 14
p. 838.
Motog
30 Jan 15
p. 186.
MPN
6 Feb 15
p. 42.
MPW
4 Sep 15
p. 56.
MPW
6 Feb 15
p. 837.
MPW
13 Feb 15
p. 1050.
NYDM
27 Jan 15
p. 65.
Variety
5 Feb 15
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 January 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 January 1915
Copyright Number:
LU4167
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nellie Nolan, who works at the notions counter in a New York department store, dreams of living the kind of life about which she reads in romance magazines. After seeing an ad for a Maine seaside resort, Nellie goes there for a week under the assumed name of her customer, Miss Edith Van Dusen of Fifth Avenue. Tom Clancy works in hardware at the same store, reads the same magazines, sees the same ad and vacations at the same resort as Nellie, using the name Robert De Vignier of Newport. They fall in love, but when word spreads that Edith Van Dusen has inherited $500,000, the fake Count Spagnoli kidnaps Nellie and forces her to write him a check for $10,000. After Tom rescues Nellie, and Spagnoli is apprehended, Tom and Nellie sadly part because each feels they are unequal in class. When Tom is transferred to a counter opposite Nellie's, they ecstatically discover their true identities and embrace during a meal in a cheap ... +


Nellie Nolan, who works at the notions counter in a New York department store, dreams of living the kind of life about which she reads in romance magazines. After seeing an ad for a Maine seaside resort, Nellie goes there for a week under the assumed name of her customer, Miss Edith Van Dusen of Fifth Avenue. Tom Clancy works in hardware at the same store, reads the same magazines, sees the same ad and vacations at the same resort as Nellie, using the name Robert De Vignier of Newport. They fall in love, but when word spreads that Edith Van Dusen has inherited $500,000, the fake Count Spagnoli kidnaps Nellie and forces her to write him a check for $10,000. After Tom rescues Nellie, and Spagnoli is apprehended, Tom and Nellie sadly part because each feels they are unequal in class. When Tom is transferred to a counter opposite Nellie's, they ecstatically discover their true identities and embrace during a meal in a cheap restaurant. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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