Young Romance (1915)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Jan 20, 1915 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The four-reel Young Romance was a vehicle for Edith Taliaferro, here cast as a social-climbing store clerk. Hoping to land a rich husband, Taliaferro poses as a wealthy heiress and heads to a "tony" summer resort. Here she falls in love with a young man who, like her, is a store clerk pretending to be a millionaire. By the time they discover their mutual deception, hero and heroine have fallen in love. But a happy ending is not so easily reached: A phony count, still convinced that Taliaferro is as rich as she claims to be, kidnaps the girl and holds her for ransom, leading to a thrilling motorboat-chase finale. The location photography in Young Romance was the film's most appealing asset, notably a beautifully rendered "sunset" sequence.

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assumed-identity, clerk, kidnapping, millionaire, ransom, store