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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 »

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Frederica Sagor Maas (adaptation) (as Frederica Sagor), Percy Marks (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Donald Keith ... Hugh Carver
Mary Alden ... Mrs. Carver
Henry B. Walthall ... Henry Carver
Gilbert Roland ... Carl Peters
Clara Bow ... Cynthia Day
David Butler ... James Henley
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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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It flames with the spirit of youth! (Print Ad- The Observer, ((Newberry SC)) 11 November 1927) See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Not Rated
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Only a 16mm copy of this film survives, and has been released on video and DVD. See more »

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Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

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For Clara Bow fans only
7 May 2005 | by Zasu_PittsSee all my reviews

All those bright, insipid, and embarrassingly satisfying college films of the eighties (and for a brief time in the sixties) owe a great deal to "The Plastic Age." Remember when the nerd was caught in his underwear on the steps of campus in "Revenge of the Nerds?" Donald Keith's suitcase opens unexpectedly while entering his dormitory, spilling long johns at once mocked by surrounding students. Clara Bow sparkles as the college "fast girl," whose desirable qualities causes a rift between Keith and his roommate. The great Henry B. Walthal plays Keith's father, a typically rigid rich man that may have been the unseen ass that spawned Emilio Estevez in "The Breakfast Club." Modern day movie fans will find the remarkable similarities amusing, but those not keen on the silents will not be won over by this mostly flaccid, formulic comedy. For those of us obsessed with the "jazz age," however, simply experiencing the thrill of Clara Bow's bee-stung lips and unearthly eyes will make a viewing worthwhile. See if you can spot Clark Gable in one of his first on screen appearances.


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USA

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Release Date:

15 December 1925 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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