Desperate Youth (1921)

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This romance of the post-Civil War days begins in the old West. When her father (Louis Willoughby) is killed by a claim jumper, Rosemary Merridew (Gladys Walton) leaves California and goes back home to Alabama. She stays with her uncle (also played by Willoughby), but she is mistreated by his wife (Muriel Godfrey Turner) and stepdaughter, Pauline (Hazel Howell). Pauline wants a chance at this year's "catch," Dr. Tom Dowling (Harold Miller) so Rosemary is shunted aside. But Dowling catches sight of her anyway. With the help of Aunt Clorindy (Lucy Harris), Rosemary's old "mammy," the two get together in spite of all the efforts to keep them apart.