Youth to Youth (1922)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
    2
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

From the beginning of her film career, Billie Dove showed a knack for playing chorus girls (it only made sense since she was a former Follies beauty), so in her first starring part for Metro, guess what her role was? Eve Allison (Dove) is that eternal movie cliché, the country girl who comes to New York City seeking fame and fortune. Within a couple of years she works her way up from the chorus to stardom. She doesn't know, however, that her lavish lifestyle has been funded by Brutus Tawney (Noah Beery). When she finds out, and realizes his motives aren't exactly honorable, she runs away from everything and joins a traveling theatrical troupe. When it reaches a small Southern town, she meets Page Brookins, a young farmer (Cullen Landis) and they fall in love. But Tawney, who has finally tracked Eve down, lies to Brookins about her background. Brookins has a hard time believing Eve, who denies that she was ever involved with Tawney. But finally the farmer wrings a confession from the big city man, and the couple are reunited.

Characteristics

Keywords

boy, farming, fiancee, impersonation, love, mistress, romance, stars [celebrities], traveling-show