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The Stubbornness of Youth (1912)

Two old friends who reunite after many years decide they want their children to marry. Naturally the son and daughter object, until the fathers set up an 'accidental' meeting.


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Cast overview:
Paul Leslie - the Son
Constance Atwood - the Daughter
Jim Moore ...
Philip Leslie - the Boy's Father (as James Moore)


Phillip Leslie and Henry Atwood, boyhood friends, meet one day after a separation of many years, and talk over old times. The conversation drifts to their children and Leslie tells Atwood what a fine boy he has and shows him Paul's picture in his watch. Atwood also takes out his watch and shows his daughter, Constance's picture. Leslie is struck with an idea, and suggests to Atwood what a fine thing it would be to arrange a match between the young people. Atwood accedes to the suggestion. Each hurries to his home to break the tidings, and both receive a severe shock when the project is broached to the young people. Constance and Paul both indignantly decline to be parties to the plan, and declare they will solve their own matrimonial problems. Leslie and Atwood both exert their parental authority and simply make matters worse. Next day two sad and chastened old men meet and tell of filial stubbornness and insubordination. In the midst of their depression, Atwood conceives a brilliant ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Drama





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14 August 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A preserved print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

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