White Youth (1920)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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After being educated in a convent, Aline Belame (Edith Roberts) comes to stay at the Southern home of her only living relative, her grandfather (Alfred Hollingsworth). He introduces her to the man he wants her to marry -- elderly Francois Cayetane (character actor Thomas Jefferson, not old enough to be the third president of the U.S., but close enough). Aline, of course, rebels, but grandpa is insistent -- his son went against his wishes when he married Aline's mother and this time he intends to have his way. But along comes Burton Striker (Arnold Gregg) -- he meets Aline while installing a vault door on her grandfather's wine cellar. The two young people fall in love and plan to elope. The grandfather is tipped off, though, and he locks Aline in her room while Cayetane plans a duel with Striker. But the old guy can't keep his shaking hand still enough to get in a good shot, so the duel is called off. Striker finally gets grandpa to bless the union by telling him that's the only way he'll get the combination to the wine cellar door.

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damsel-in-distress, grandfather, marriage-arranged, orphan, rescue, revenge