September 11, 2016
The Plastic Age (1925)
Adobe Chapel, 3963 Conde Street in Old Town San Diego
"[The Plastic Age] takes some tried and true elements, throws them together in a then-modern story of booze, flappers and football, and adds in the spiciness of Clara Bow for an enjoyable 73 minutes of entertainment - just perfect for a movie out of the midst of the Jazz Age." - Silents Are Golden
The Plastic Age, starring Clara Bow, Donald Keith, and Gilbert Roland in his film debut. The film was based on a best-selling novel from 1924 of the same name, written by Percy Marks, a Brown University English instructor who chronicled the life of the fast-set of that university. One of the best of Clara Bow's pre-Paramount vehicles, The Plastic Age is a satire of college life, circa 1925. Bow is cast as vivacious co-ed Cynthia Day, the sweetheart of Prescott College. Cynthia's own sweetheart is handsome campus football hero Hugh Carver (Donald Keith), who arrives at Prescott determined to make his parents proud of him. But the pervading "party on" atmosphere at the college threatens to erode Hugh's values - and even worse, begins to affect his performance on the football field.
Keep an eye out for young Clark Gable as an extra in the frat-house scenes.
When Sunday, September 11
Time 7:30pm · 73 minutes
Seating is limited; advance ticket purchase is suggested
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