The Critical Age (1923)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |  
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After being eased out of the Paramount studios that he helped create, W.W. Hodkinson returned to independent production. Hodkinson's The Critical Age top-bills James Harrison as a young toughie with a heart of gold. Harrison falls in love with Pauline Garon, but evidently doesn't stand a chance with her because of the intervention of a snotty senator's son. Our Hero proves his mettle during a heart-stopping canoe rescue sequence. The Critical Age ran 4 reels, qualifying it as a long short subject or short feature. The film was based on Ralph Connor's novel Glengarry School Days.

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bad-guy-turns-good, canoe, damsel-in-distress, love-triangle, rescue, rurality, Senator, son