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Conrad In Quest of His Youth (Silent)

Starring: Thomas Meighan Director: William de Mille
A middle-aged man tries to recapture the happiest moments of his youth but instead he encounters sentimental surprises on his journey to the past.
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 17 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1920
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Returning to London after serving in India, Conrad finds himself lonesome and unsure of life's meaning. Nostalgic for the past, he attempts to relive his childhood with his three cousins and then visits a few old flames to revive his youthful sense of passion and purpose. But it's only after he meets a struggling actress named Rosalind that Conrad realizes what he seeks may actually be in reach.

Character actor Charles Ogle is best remembered as the as the first Frankenstein monster of the silver screen in the 1910 version. Eddie Sutherland was a vaudeville actor and a Keystone Kop before beginning his directing career; he's best known for The Flying Deuces (1939), The Invisible Woman (1940) and Abie's Irish Rose (1946). William de Mille, brother of Cecil B. DeMille, was a successful Broadway playwright before becoming a director. Forgotten today, Thomas Meighan was one of Paramount's top leading men of the silent era starring in Cecil B. DeMille classics The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1916), Male and Female (1919), and Manslaughter (1922) as well as the lost Lon Chaney masterpiece the Miracle Man (1919). Actress Mabel Van Buren known for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), The Girl of the Golden West (1915) and Beyond the Rocks (1922).

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Rating 5.0 Just a Beautiful Movie of a Bygone Time Movie Lover: from BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND AU -- May, 10, 2014

Anyone familiar with Thomas Meighan
knows what to expect, with his calm and
dignified demeanour, this role of a returned
soldier who feels that life has passed him
by, fits him like a glove. If I had been going
to movies back in the 20s I know I would
have been one of his biggest fans (in a very
nice way of course).
Conrad Warrener finds himself looking back
to his past when life was there to be enjoyed
and impulsively he takes three childhood
friends back to his family home but the visit
is anything but a success. The roof leaks, the
beds are hard and the supper of porridge and
milk have his more sophisticated friends
hurrying back to the city!!
Each successive friend he visits makes him more
despondant until one gives him the advice "stop
yearning for the past and live in the present" and
it is only when he stops remembering and starts
to show his true, helpful nature that he finds
real happiness!!
Definitely recommended for any silent film lover.


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