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The Plastic Age (1925)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 15 December 1925 (USA)
Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please ... See full summary »

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Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please her and still keep up with his studies and his athletic training, and soon the two face some difficult decisions. Written by Snow Leopard

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The Plastic Age was Clara Bow's 15th and final film of 1925, and it had its world premiere in late October of that year in Los Angeles. Adolph Zukor, the founder of Paramount Pictures, saw the film and wanted Clara Bow to be part of the stock company of Paramount film performers; she joined the studio in November of 1925, after Paramount merged with Clara's home studio, Preferred Pictures, which was founded by producer Ben Schulberg. See more »

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Good-Natured Story Works Pretty Well, With a Couple of Very Funny Moments
28 September 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This pleasant campus romantic comedy has aged pretty well, since its main characters and basic situations could almost be drawn from the present. It's quite watchable, has a couple of very funny moments, and the mostly good-natured story works pretty well.

Donald Keith and Clara Bow are likable and believable as the two leads, although Keith and his character are somewhat one-dimensional - Bow gets less screen time but is more memorable. The supporting cast are all pretty good, and represent familiar characters - the protective parents, the concerned coach, and fellow students of various types. The story centers on Keith's character, an athletic star who falls in love with Cynthia (Bow) but soon finds that he cannot have everything at once. To a large degree it represents some of the kinds of decisions faced in any era by those of college age (or what the film calls the "Plastic Age"). All of the characters are presented sympathetically, which gives it a pleasant tone throughout.


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