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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Miltern ...
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
Ambition (as E.J. Radcliffe)
Betty Carpenter ...
Kate Bruce ...
R. Senoir ...
Joseph W. Smiley ...
Chance (as Joseph Smiley)
Fred Hadley ...
Harry J. Lane ...
Helen Ray ...
Jed Prouty ...
Good Nature
Barney Furey ...


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Release Date:

7 August 1921 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Experience (1921) -Lost Silent
16 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Youth ( Richard Barthelmess ) leaves his mother ( Kate Bruce ) at the behest of Ambition ( E.J. Ratcliffe ) and with Love ( Marjorie Daw ) and Hope ( Betty Carpenter ) goes to the city, where he encounters Pleasure and asks Opportunity to wait; but she refuses and leaves him. At the Primrose Path (a cabaret), Pleasure ( Lilyan Tashman ) introduces him to Beauty, Wealth, Fashion, and Temptation ( Nita Naldi ). Youth's mother dies, and Love sends him a telegram, which is intercepted by Temptation; and when Love comes to the city, she is turned away from the Primrose Path. Chance ( Joseph W. Smiley ) directs Youth to a gambling house where he loses everything but the ring given him by Love, and he is haunted by Poverty ( Barney Furey ) and Delusion ( Reginald Denny ). With the exception of Temptation, all have forgotten him. He meets Vice and Habit and finally consents to go with Crime ( Louis Wolheim ) to rob Wealth's house. On the way he hears a church choir singing and decides to go home; with Experience ( John Miltern ) he returns where Love and Hope await him. Ambition again seeks Youth, who with Love at his side starts a new life.

This 1921 allegorical film was based on George V. Hobart's successful 1914 Broadway play of the same name. The film version was produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and starring Richard Barthelmess, sadly it now remains a lost silent film.

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