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Young Romance (1915)

Young Romance, released in 1915, is a recent rediscovery that forever silences the claim that refined comedy cannot be conveyed via the screen. This disguise plot, worthy of an Elizabethan ... See full summary »

Director:

George Melford (as George H. Melford)

Writers:

William C. de Mille (play), William C. de Mille (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edith Taliaferro ... Nellie Nolan
Florence Dagmar Florence Dagmar ... Lou
Tom Forman ... Tom Clancy
Frederick Wilson Frederick Wilson ... Meyer
Al Ernest Garcia ... Spagnoli (as Al Garcia)
Marshall Mackaye Marshall Mackaye ... Bellboy (as Marshall Mackay)
Harry De Vere Harry De Vere ... Silas Jenkins
J. Parks Jones J. Parks Jones ... Young Jenkins (as Parke Jones)
Violet Drew Violet Drew ... Telegraph Operator
Mrs. Lewis McCord Mrs. Lewis McCord ... Landlady
Gertrude Kellar Gertrude Kellar ... Mrs. Jenkins (as Miss Kellar)
Charles Wells Charles Wells ... Chauffeur
Dorothy Abril Dorothy Abril ... Miss Jenkins (as Miss Abril)
Miss White Miss White ... Girl at Cigar Counter
Raymond Hatton ... Jack
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Young Romance, released in 1915, is a recent rediscovery that forever silences the claim that refined comedy cannot be conveyed via the screen. This disguise plot, worthy of an Elizabethan drama, was written by William deMille (brother of Cecil, father of Agnes), and directed by George Melford ("The Sheik," the Spanish "Dracula"). Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Младите влюбени See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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12 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Young Romance (1915)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Early romantic comedy directed by William C. DeMille and Cecil B. DeMille (even though the IMDb credits someone else). A poor girl (Edith Taliaferrpo) and poor boy (Florence Dagmar) work at the same department store but don't know one another. They've both got a week's vacation coming up and both decide to pretend to be rich in hopes of finding someone rich to marry them. They both end up at the same resort and eventually hook up with both thinking the other is rich. The biggest problem with this film is that, like most romantic comedies of today, the thing is just way too predictable but the star's charm keeps things going. The best scene is when the two go on a date at an expensive restaurant and the waiter keeps order the most expensive stuff on the menu not knowing the guy is poor and won't be able to pay for it.


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