Hearts of Youth (1921)

Melodrama | May 1921

Writer:

Millard Webb

Cinematographer:

Walter Williams

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 May 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16579
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ishmael Worth renounces his young sweetheart, Beatrice, because he believes himself to be illegitimate and does not want to bring shame to her. Later it is revealed that his mother and father had married. His father's previous wife, thought to be dead, turns up to confront him; but the fact that the first wife was a bigamist makes her marriage to Ishmael's father null and void and the marriage between his mother and father therefore valid. Ishmael, having a legitimate father, now can give Beatrice an honest ... +


Ishmael Worth renounces his young sweetheart, Beatrice, because he believes himself to be illegitimate and does not want to bring shame to her. Later it is revealed that his mother and father had married. His father's previous wife, thought to be dead, turns up to confront him; but the fact that the first wife was a bigamist makes her marriage to Ishmael's father null and void and the marriage between his mother and father therefore valid. Ishmael, having a legitimate father, now can give Beatrice an honest name. +

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