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Too Much Youth

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Too Much Youth
Directed byDuke Worne
Written byGrover Jones
Produced byPaul Gerson
StarringAshton Dearholt
Sylvia Breamer
Eric Mayne
CinematographyRoland Price
Paul Gerson Pictures Corporation
Distributed byStates rights
Release date
  • May 7, 1925 (1925-05-07)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Too Much Youth is a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by Duke Worne and starring Ashton Dearholt, Sylvia Breamer, and Eric Mayne.[1][2] It was shot at studios in San Francisco and on location in areas around the city.


As described in a review in a film magazine,[3] Mark Kenton (French) worries about his jazzy son Jimmy (Dearholt), and enlists the aid of Prohibition agent Pat Casey (Belmont). Drunk in a cabaret, Jimmy is attracted by a young woman, Marguerite (Bremmer), and informs her of this and tells her that he will reform. Her escort knocks Jimmy down and he gets locked up. The elder Kenton promises Jimmy that he will get him out of jail if he will seriously undertake a real estate deal for him in San Francisco. Jimmy makes the rash statement that he will close the deal before sleeping. To teach him a lesson, the father calls George Crandall (Mayne), telling him to stall Jimmy for a while. Casey accompanies Jimmy to see that he keeps his work. The youth finds that the daughter, Marguerite Crandall, is the young woman he saw at the cabaret. He later rescues her from a forest fire by driving over a burning bridge as he turns over a new leaf.



With no prints of Too Much Youth located in any film archives,[4] it is a lost film.


  1. ^ Munden p. 821
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Too Much Youth at
  3. ^ Smith, Sumner (21 February 1925). "Too Much Youth; Richard Holt Has Leading Role in Story of Jazzy Youths Reformation". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 72 (8): 789. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  4. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Too Much Youth


  • 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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