The Truth About Youth (1930)

62 mins | Romance | 30 November 1930

Director:

William A. Seiter

Cinematographer:

Arthur Miller

Production Designer:

Jack Okey

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
20 Dec 1930
p. 33.
Film Daily
9 Apr 1930
p. 5.
Film Daily
20 Apr 1930
p. 9.
Film Daily
25 Apr 1930
p. 12.
Film Daily
4 May 1930
p. 12.
Film Daily
14 Dec 1930.
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Hollywood Filmograph
12 Apr 1930
p. 5.
Hollywood Filmograph
24 Mar 1930
p. 11.
Motion Picture News
18 Oct 1930
p. 90.
Motion Picture News
29 Nov 1930
p. 39.
New York Times
13 Dec 1930
p. 22.
Variety
9 Apr 1930
p. 3.
Variety
25 Jun 1930
p. 26.
Variety
17 Dec 1930
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
First National Pictures presents
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
WRITERS
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
General mus dir
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play When We Were Twenty-One by Henry V. Esmond (New York, 5 Feb 1900).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
When We Were Twenty-One
Release Date:
30 November 1930
Production Date:
late April/early May--late May 1930
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 November 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1727
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62
Length(in feet):
6,235
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Richard Carewe, the guardian of Richard Dane, plans for him to marry Phyllis Ericson, the daughter of Carewe's housekeeper; Dick, however, falls for Kara, a nightclub entertainer. Mrs. Ericson finds a note implicating Dick, The Imp, with The Firefly and shows it to Phyllis, who in turn, shows it to Carewe. Not wanting the note to destroy his plans for Phyllis and The Imp, Carewe claims the note as his and offers Kara $5,000 to simulate being in love with him, unaware that she has married The Imp the day before. But when gambler Jim Green wins enough money to claim Kara again, she dismisses young Dick. Kara returns the $5,000, and all parties agree on a divorce in 6 months. The Imp confesses his escapade to Phyllis and decides to go west, leaving Phyllis free to declare her love for Carewe, whom she has long ... +


Richard Carewe, the guardian of Richard Dane, plans for him to marry Phyllis Ericson, the daughter of Carewe's housekeeper; Dick, however, falls for Kara, a nightclub entertainer. Mrs. Ericson finds a note implicating Dick, The Imp, with The Firefly and shows it to Phyllis, who in turn, shows it to Carewe. Not wanting the note to destroy his plans for Phyllis and The Imp, Carewe claims the note as his and offers Kara $5,000 to simulate being in love with him, unaware that she has married The Imp the day before. But when gambler Jim Green wins enough money to claim Kara again, she dismisses young Dick. Kara returns the $5,000, and all parties agree on a divorce in 6 months. The Imp confesses his escapade to Phyllis and decides to go west, leaving Phyllis free to declare her love for Carewe, whom she has long loved. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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