A Very Good Young Man (1919)

Comedy | 6 July 1919

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HISTORY

Stage actor Wallace Eddington starred in the Broadway production of the ... More Less

Stage actor Wallace Eddington starred in the Broadway production of the play. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
26 Jan 19
p. 24.
MPN
5 Jul 19
pp. 365-66.
Variety
8 Aug 19
p. 48.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 June 1919
Copyright Number:
L13840
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,350
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After her mother convinces her that a man who is morally faultless before marriage will most likely sow his wild oats afterwards, Ruth Douglas refuses the proposal of her sweetheart, LeRoy Sylvester, an assistant at the public library. In order to tarnish his reputation, LeRoy escorts Osprey Mandelharper, the flirtatious daughter of a lady undertaker, to the sporty Babylon Gardens. After LeRoy flirts with Viva Bacchus, who has just received a settlement of bonds from the mother of her fiancé, Adrian Love, to break their engagement, Viva loses the bonds. Hoping to be searched, LeRoy holds a package containing jewels stolen by Johnny Binks, but Viva recovers her bonds and calls off the search. LeRoy then goes to a gambling house and calls the police to raid it, but he breaks the bank, and the police just congratulate him. After Binks and Osprey fall in love, the jewels are returned, and Viva and Adrian are reunited, LeRoy admits to Ruth that he is a failure as a thief, gambler, and flirt, but she promises to marry him ... +


After her mother convinces her that a man who is morally faultless before marriage will most likely sow his wild oats afterwards, Ruth Douglas refuses the proposal of her sweetheart, LeRoy Sylvester, an assistant at the public library. In order to tarnish his reputation, LeRoy escorts Osprey Mandelharper, the flirtatious daughter of a lady undertaker, to the sporty Babylon Gardens. After LeRoy flirts with Viva Bacchus, who has just received a settlement of bonds from the mother of her fiancé, Adrian Love, to break their engagement, Viva loses the bonds. Hoping to be searched, LeRoy holds a package containing jewels stolen by Johnny Binks, but Viva recovers her bonds and calls off the search. LeRoy then goes to a gambling house and calls the police to raid it, but he breaks the bank, and the police just congratulate him. After Binks and Osprey fall in love, the jewels are returned, and Viva and Adrian are reunited, LeRoy admits to Ruth that he is a failure as a thief, gambler, and flirt, but she promises to marry him anyway. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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