Too Much Youth (1925)

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Jimmy Kenton (Richard Holt), an irresponsible young man, causes his father, Mark (Charles K. French), no small amount of grief. The elder Kenton even sends Pat Casey, a prohibition agent (Walter Perry), to follow Jimmy around. At a cabaret, Jimmy gets drunk, and, because he is flirting with Marguerite Crandall (Sylvia Breamer), he gets in a brawl and is jailed. Kenton offers to get Jimmy out only if he helps him with a real estate deal in San Francisco. Jimmy brashly replies that he will close the deal before he goes to sleep. To teach him a lesson, Kenton enlists the help of George Crandall (Eric Mayne) to stall him, and sets Casey on his trail to make sure he behaves himself. Jimmy is overjoyed to discover that Marguerite is related to Crandall, and he winds up saving her from a forest fire. In addition to his heroics, Jimmy also manages to come through for his father, thus proving his responsibility and manhood. This comedy-drama was one of those jazz-mad comedy-dramas which were popular in the mid-'20s -- the first few reels revel in wild parties, but by the final frames, the protagonists always reform.

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