Young Ideas (1924)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Universal star Laura LaPlante stars in this lighthearted comedy based on Sophie Kerr's magazine story, Relative Values. Octavia Lowden (LaPlante) has virtually become a drudge in order to support her sponging relatives -- flapper sister Eloise (Lucille Ricksen), hypochondriac Aunt Minnie (Lydia Yeamans Titus), and storytelling Uncle Eph (James O. Barrows). Only Octavia's frail grandmother (Jennie Lee) really needs help. When Octavia's sweetheart, photographer Pritchett Spence (T. Roy Barnes), discovers the toll these bloodsuckers are exacting, he plots with the family doctor to rescue her. To do this, the pair snatch her away and have her quarantined. A skunk chases the freeloaders out of the house, and eventually they all go to work. Octavia, meanwhile, is able to concentrate on her romance with Spence, who admits his deceit and asks forgiveness. Octavia forgives him, and returns home to a self-sufficient group of relatives.

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con/scam, doctor/nurse, love, quarantine