Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The "certain young man" of the title is Lord Gerald Brinsley, played by Ramon Novarro. A carefree young bachelor, Lord Gerald enjoys the company of married women, which makes him exceedingly unpopular with married men. After dallying with such women of the world as Henrietta (Renee Adoree) and Mrs. Crutchley (Carmel Myers), our hero falls genuinely in love for the first time with the unattached -- and decidedly unworldly -- Phyllis (Marceline Day). The fact that Willard Louis, who died in 1926, was prominently featured in the cast should have been a tip-off that A Certain Young Man was not precisely fresh off the shelf. Sure enough, the film had been completed in 1926, but withheld from release for two years while MGM subjected the property to endless retakes and re-edits.
bachelor, extramarital-affair, love