Only 38 (1923)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although Lois Wilson was lovely to look at, some of her best work was in character roles. Here, the 28-year-old star plays the widowed mother of 20-year-old twins. After the death of her strait-laced husband, Mrs. Stanley (Wilson) longs for romance. Her daughter Lucy (May McAvoy) and son Bob (Robert Agnew) are not of the same mind, however, and they thoroughly hate it when their mother takes up with Charles Giddings (Elliott Dexter), a college professor. They are even more horrified when Mrs. Stanley transforms from a drab lady nearing middle age into a lively woman who brightens up the furnishings of her formerly dull home. Mrs. Stanley is finally forced to choose between her love for her children and her love for Giddings. She chooses her children, but they come to realize that their mother is better off with her beau.

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bishop, child, college, happiness, husband, instructor, love, mother, twins, understanding