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The Truth About Youth (1930)

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69 min | Drama, Romance

Richard Carewe has raised his deceased friend's son from childhood with the help of his housekeeper and her beautiful daughter, Phyllis. He arranges a marriage between Phyllis and the boy, but the rascal impulsively marries a notorious ...See moreRichard Carewe has raised his deceased friend's son from childhood with the help of his housekeeper and her beautiful daughter, Phyllis. He arranges a marriage between Phyllis and the boy, but the rascal impulsively marries a notorious nightclub singer, "the Firefly", instead. The femme fatale dumps the boy when she discovers he has no money, but by then Phyllis realizes she is in love with Richard, not his foolish ward. Written by Anonymous See less
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Writers
H.V. Esmond (based on: "When We Were Twenty-One" by) (as Henry V. Esmond) | B. Harrison Orkow (adaptation & additional dialogue)
Cinematographer
Arthur C. Miller (photographed by) (as Art Miller)
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Updated Nov 3, 1930

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Nov 3, 1930 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Loretta Young
Phyllis Ericson Phyllis Ericson   See fewer
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Conway Tearle
Richard Carewe Richard Carewe   See fewer
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David Manners
Richard Dane 'The Imp' Richard Dane 'The Imp'   See fewer
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Myrna Loy
Kara aka The Firefly Kara aka The Firefly   See fewer
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J. Farrell MacDonald
Colonel Graham Colonel Graham   See fewer
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Myrtle Stedman
Mrs. Ericson Mrs. Ericson   See fewer
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Harry Stubbs
Horace Palmer 'Waddles' Horace Palmer 'Waddles'   See fewer
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William Bailey
Jim - Kara's Boyfriend (uncredited) Jim - Kara's Boyfriend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph E. Bernard
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yola d'Avril
Babette - Kara's Maid (uncredited) Babette - Kara's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Eaton
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Elliott
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Hallor
Hal - Dane's Pal (uncredited) Hal - Dane's Pal (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Irving
Jim Greene (uncredited) Jim Greene (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Night Club Patron (uncredited) Night Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Mathews
Cherry - Blonde Party Girl (uncredited) Cherry - Blonde Party Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Savitsky
Man at Wedding License Bureau (uncredited) Man at Wedding License Bureau (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 216 votes