Restless Youth (1928)

56 mins | Melodrama | 30 November 1928

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writer:

Howard J. Green

Producer:

Jack Cohn

Cinematographer:

Joe Walker

Editor:

Ben Pivar

Production Designer:

Harrison Wiley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

This is apparently the film titled College Coquette listed in a studio production directory in the 27 October 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, whose starting date was 13 October 1928. Columbia did make another movie called College Coquette the following year (see entry).
       The Var review of the film incorrectly listed its title as Reckless Youth.
       The National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) included this film on its list of Lost U.S. Silent Feature Films as of February 2021. ...

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This is apparently the film titled College Coquette listed in a studio production directory in the 27 October 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, whose starting date was 13 October 1928. Columbia did make another movie called College Coquette the following year (see entry).
       The Var review of the film incorrectly listed its title as Reckless Youth.
       The National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) included this film on its list of Lost U.S. Silent Feature Films as of February 2021.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
27 Oct 1928
p. 41
Film Daily
6 Jan 1929
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New York Times
1 Jan 1929
p. 60
Variety
9 Jan 1929
p. 34
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITER
Howard Green
Adpt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Restless Youth" by Cosmo Hamilton (publication undetermined).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Reckless Youth
Release Date:
30 November 1928
Production Date:
began 13 October 1928
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Corp.
21 February 1929
LP156
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
56
Length(in feet):
5,963
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Expelled from college for staying out after hours, Dixie Calhoun takes a job as secretary to Bruce Neil, a young lawyer to whom she soon becomes engaged. Bruce takes Dixie home to meet his father, John Neil (the district attorney and the board chairman of Dixie's former college), and John persuades her to give up Bruce to avoid ruining his son's career. Dixie goes to an employment agency, and one of the clerks attempts to have his way with her. Dixie hits him with a brass urn, killing him. She is placed on trial for murder, and John Neil makes a vitriolic attack on her character. Bruce comes to her defense, however, and convinces the jury of her essential goodness. Dixie is found not guilty, and she and Bruce are ...

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Expelled from college for staying out after hours, Dixie Calhoun takes a job as secretary to Bruce Neil, a young lawyer to whom she soon becomes engaged. Bruce takes Dixie home to meet his father, John Neil (the district attorney and the board chairman of Dixie's former college), and John persuades her to give up Bruce to avoid ruining his son's career. Dixie goes to an employment agency, and one of the clerks attempts to have his way with her. Dixie hits him with a brass urn, killing him. She is placed on trial for murder, and John Neil makes a vitriolic attack on her character. Bruce comes to her defense, however, and convinces the jury of her essential goodness. Dixie is found not guilty, and she and Bruce are reconciled.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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