Thrilling Youth (1926)

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Although he was primarily known for his two-reel comedies, former Charles Chaplin imitator Billy West occasionally appeared in silent features. In this one, he is Billy Davis, who leaves college and discovers that his father (George Bunny) is having a very hard time with his bakery business. Billy steps in and tries to help turn the business around. Meanwhile, he falls in love with Mary Bryson (Gloria Grey), the daughter of Davis' rival, Thomas Bryson (Charles Clary). Although Bryson is honest, his secretary (John J. Richardson) isn't, and he bribes Davis' foreman to put cement in the bread flour. Mary tells Billy what has happened, and he has to figure out a way to let the customers know. His solution? He rents an airplane and sky-writes the message. Bryson denounces his secretary, and Billy gives the guy a sound thrashing. Needless to say, he and Mary end the film together.

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