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Reckless Youth (1922 film)

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Reckless Youth
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Directed byRalph Ince
Written byCosmo Hamilton
Edward J. Montagne
Produced byLewis J. Selznick
StarringElaine Hammerstein
Niles Welch
Myrtle Stedman
CinematographyJohn W. Brown
Jules Cronjager
Select Pictures
Distributed bySelznick Pictures
Release date
  • March 22, 1922 (1922-03-22)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Reckless Youth is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Ralph Ince and starring Elaine Hammerstein, Niles Welch, and Myrtle Stedman.[1]


As described in a film magazine,[2] Alice Schuyler (Hammerstein), a selfish flapper expelled from a convent school, goes to live with her crusty old aunt near New York City. Because of the restrictions placed on her, she runs away from home and finds shelter in the nearby home of John Carmen, a wealthy young bachelor. The only way out of the social difficulty that occurs to John is for them to get married. This they do and they live in his town house. Soon they begin to drift apart, she becoming infatuated with Harrison Thomby, a man about town, and a break finally comes when they meet at a cabaret. John goes to his county home and, in a mix up of taxi cabs, takes a chorus girl home with him. Alice arrives on the scene and refuses to listen to his explanations. She accepts an invitation from her friend and, while accompanying him to a dance, their taxi is wrecked and she is badly hurt. While unconscious, she dreams of being trapped on Harrison's yacht, and wakes to find herself in her husband's arms.



  1. ^ Munden p. 706
  2. ^ "Reviews: Reckless Youth". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (16): 65. April 15, 1922.


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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