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The Plastic Age (1925)

Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please ... See full summary »

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Wesley Ruggles

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Frederica Sagor Maas (adaptation) (as Frederica Sagor), Percy Marks (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Donald Keith ... Hugh Carver
Mary Alden ... Mrs. Carver
Henry B. Walthall ... Henry Carver
Gilbert Roland ... Carl Peters
Clara Bow ... Cynthia Day
David Butler David Butler ... James Henley
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Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please her and still keep up with his studies and his athletic training, and soon the two face some difficult decisions. Written by Snow Leopard

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English

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15 December 1925 (USA) See more »

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A Idade de Amar See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The Plastic Age was Clara Bow's 15th and final film of 1925, and it had its world premiere in late October of that year in Los Angeles. Adolph Zukor, the founder of Paramount Pictures, saw the film and wanted Clara Bow to be part of the stock company of Paramount film performers; she joined the studio in November of 1925, after Paramount merged with Clara's home studio, Preferred Pictures, which was founded by producer Ben Schulberg. See more »

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College Kid Stuff
19 July 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Cute track star and all-around nice guy Donald Keith (as Hugh Carver) begins his freshman year at Prescott College hoping to concentrate on both studying and a football career. During his hazing, he meets "hotsy-totsy" co-ed Clara Bow (as Cynthia Day), and the two are smitten. But, Bow is supposed to be dating Mr. Keith's instant best friend, roommate, and lady-killer Gilbert Roland (as Carl Peters). Mr. Roland is furious. Soon, clean-cut Keith is smoking cigarettes and partying to all hours of the night. His grades plummet, and he loses the "Big Race" for Prescott. Keith's Prescott alumni father Henry B. Walthall (as Henry Carver) is furious. Can Keith recover his senses, or will he wind up a family disgrace?

A title card explains, "To the Plastic Age of Youth, the first long pair of pants is second only to - the thrill of going to college." The balance of studying and partying is a timeless challenge, apparently. The students of Prescott College are likable, but not believable. Why can't Keith be successful, and maintain a relationship with Bow? What is Bow studying for? Why is Roland so upset when he has already moved on to his next conquest? And, so on. It ends up as a average college youth film, with everything depending on a reformed Keith winning the end game for the team. Roland, in his first featured role, makes a notable impression. An even greener Clark Gable can be spotted showing his muscles in the locker room.

***** The Plastic Age (12/15/25) Wesley Ruggles ~ Donald Keith, Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Henry B. Walthall


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