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The Fable of the Wandering Boy and the Wayward Parents (1917)

From a small seat of learning where even the consumption of water was regulated by the curators there was cast forth on the turbulent sea of worldly strife a youth, Elmer, by baptism. ... See full summary »

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Elmer (as Rodney La Rocque)
Robert Bolder ...
His Dad
Marian Skinner ...
His Ma (as Marion Skinner)
Magna Anderson ...
An Heiress
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From a small seat of learning where even the consumption of water was regulated by the curators there was cast forth on the turbulent sea of worldly strife a youth, Elmer, by baptism. Teeming with big ideas was an accomplishment which had rendered Elmer immune from any contamination by the curriculum. No sooner had the flow of family welcome been staunched than he gave vent to his pent-up emotions, exposing to the fire of criticism his yearning for a wider pasture to gambol in. In spite of the mater's apprehensive visions of vampires, cabarets and improper comrades, his telling arguments and debating society gestures had their effect. With a promise to spurn temptation's flirtatious advances he parlor-carred to the wider scope. Lured by three ukulele thrummers from the old Alma Mater, he succumbs to their invitation to spend an evening. A meeting of the Civic Improvement League proves to be the main bout, and nothing more exciting occurs than making the acquaintances of an heiress. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 September 1917 (USA)  »

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