MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,313 this week

Accent on Youth (1935)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 2 user

A young secretary falls in love with her boss, a middle-aged playwright. Complications ensue when her boss' son falls for her.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 200 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 429 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Accent on Youth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Accent on Youth (1935)

Accent on Youth (1935) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Accent on Youth.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

You and Me (1938)
Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Robert Cummings
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa
Good Dame (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A chorus girl gets stranded in a small midwestern town. Against her better judgement, she hooks up with a smooth-talking con artist who says he can help her get out of town.

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Jack La Rue
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman who owns a coffee shop falls for a handsome young customer, unaware that he is a gangster. The association results in her being tried and sentenced to a long prison term. ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Melvyn Douglas, Alan Baxter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Gene Raymond, Laura Hope Crews
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Donald Cook, Mary Astor
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Herbert Marshall, Edna Best, Frank Lawton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Father's return from the insane asylum spells calamity for the Fairfield family.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Bainter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On their Wedding day, Kathleen and Standish McNeil are followed home by Kid Athens, (a wanted murderer), and Policeman Martin French (sent to get Kathleen as a witness). Athens shoots ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Gene Raymond, Wynne Gibson
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Cynthia is married to Steve and is a selfish hard woman. She decides where they will live, who they will see and even gets rid of Dora, the nanny who raised Steve and is now raising their ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair
Stars: Herbert Marshall, Virginia Bruce, Mary Astor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Linda Brown
Herbert Marshall ...
Steven Gaye
Phillip Reed ...
Dickie Reynolds
Holmes Herbert ...
Frank Galloway
Catherine Doucet ...
Miss Eleanor Darling (as Catharine Doucet)
Astrid Allwyn ...
Genevieve Lang
Ernest Cossart ...
Flogdell
...
Chuck
Dick Foran ...
Butch (as Nick Foran)
Edit

Storyline

Steven Gaye, a successful New York playwright has passed forty and thinks he has bid farewell to the world of romance. But he falls in love with his secretary, Linda Brown, and suddenly finds himself more madly in love than ever before in his life. Linda reciprocates his feelings but he feels there is a too wide gap in their ages, and he pushes her in the direction of the leading man, Dick Reynolds, in his current Broadway play. Linda becomes engaged to the younger man and finds there is a problem...while Dick is young and romantic, he is also dumb. And the longer Linda is with him, the more she yearns for Steven's comfortable understanding and mature charm. (Despite the site-plot line that says so, she does not marry the son of her boss.) Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

STEPHEN COULDN'T RESIST ONE LAST FLING AT YOUTH! (original poster- all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Com Qual dos Dois?  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 3, 1954 with Herbert Marshall reprising his film role. See more »

Connections

Version of Mr. Music (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
First movie version of Samuel Raphaelson play
19 August 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1935's "Accent on Youth" was the first film adaptation of Samuel Raphaelson's 1934 Broadway play, the story of a wealthy 50 year old playwright, Steven Gaye (Herbert Marshall), whose latest offering, intended as a tragedy following 19 straight comedies, depicts a romance between a young woman and an older man. Yet for the previous three years, he has never noticed that his loyal young secretary, Linda Brown (Sylvia Sidney), has been in love with him. Life imitates art when Linda decides to marry her co-star in the play (Phillip Reed), much like her character does, but soon regrets the whirlwind decision. Rarely does the film leave Herbert Marshall's home, a static presentation that the cast tries hard to overcome. Among the smaller roles are Dick Foran and Lon Chaney, as Butch and Chuck, buddies of the young groom, who really only figure in the denouement. Foran was still billed as 'Nick Foran,' while this was one of the first films for Creighton Chaney's new moniker, 'Lon Chaney Jr.'


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Accent on Youth (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?