The Call of Youth (1920)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Famous Players-Lasky brought American director Hugh Ford and cinematographer Hal Young to Great Britain to make this drama. Betty Overton (Mary Glynne) is in love with Hubert Richmond (Jack Hobbs), but fate intervenes when her uncle is ruined during a panic. The middle-aged James Agar (Malcolm Cherry), who has always loved Betty from afar, offers to help the uncle out if Betty agrees to marry him. Although she gives her assent, it becomes clear to Agar that Richmond loves Betty, too. To get him out of the way, Agar offers him a position in Africa. Because he is broke, he accepts. On the eve of her wedding, Betty is repelled by Agar's passionate kisses. He realizes that he will never win her, and that she belongs to Richmond. He goes to Africa to bring him back just in time -- he has nearly died of fever. Back in England, the young couple are happily reunited.



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