Wildness of Youth

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Wildness of Youth
Wildness of Youth (1922 silent film) lo res.JPG
Directed by Ivan Abramson
Produced by Graphic Film Corporation
Starring Virginia Pearson
Harry T. Morey
Mary Anderson
Release date
  • September 29, 1922 (1922-09-29)
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Wildness of Youth is a 1922 silent film directed by Ivan Abramson, starring Virginia Pearson, Harry T. Morey and Mary Anderson.


Spoiled son Andrew Kane (Joseph Striker) competes with James Surbrun (Harry T. Morey) for the affections of wild child Julie Grayton (Mary Anderson). Kane is convicted of murdering Surbrun, but later exonerated.[1]



Writer Carl Sandburg, who was a regular film critic in the 1920s, reviewed the film critically, writing that "the silly, the trashy, the obvious, the slipshod, the shoddy, it is here. ... It is the type of picture that leads to the comment, 'Movies are made for morons.'"[2] Other more non-specific reviews were positive (as was typical of the era) calling it a "wonderful production."[3][4] Industry-paper Film Daily found that the picture was better than some of Abramson's prior releases, and though "not high class entertainment", predicted it would probably do fairly well at the box office.[5]


It is not known whether the film currently survives.[6]


  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films 1921-1930, p. 906 (1971)
  2. ^ The movies are: Carl Sandburg's film reviews and essays, 1920-1928, p. 145-46 (2000)
  3. ^ (24 December 1922). Virginia Parson at Lyric Threatre, Sunday Chronicle (Paterson, New Jersey)
  4. ^ (4 May 1923). Royal Theatre, Providence County Times
  5. ^ (27 August 1922). A Better Picture Than Abramson Has Made in Some Time, Film Daily, p. 7.
  6. ^ Silentera.com entry for Wildness of Youth, Retrieved October 14, 2011 ("Survival Status: (unknown)")

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