Heart of Youth (1920)

Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Lila Lee spent the early part of her film career playing sweet young things in innocuous pictures such as this one. Josephine Darchat (Lee) lives in the country with her grandfather, Os Whipple (Charles Ogle). A camp belonging to the wealthy Prendergasts is located nearby. Whipple and Prendergast (Guy Oliver) are feuding over the rights to a spring, but this doesn't stop Josephine from starting a romance with the Prendergast son, Russ (Tom Forman). The young Prendergast children throw a wrench into the relationship by replacing flowers Russ leaves for Josephine with a cook's switch. When they hide Josephine's kitten and she believes it has died, it's the last straw -- she empties the spring's basin and lets out the overflow. In retaliation, Prendergast hires thugs to tear up Whipple's fences. Everything is eventually worked out, and Josephine and Russ reconcile. Finally, the kitten is found, rolling in some catnip that has been spread over its grave.