GenreComedy, Drama Story byBeulah Marie Dix CountryUnited States
DirectorRobert G. Vignola ScreenplayBeulah Marie Dix Duration
LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateAugust 24, 1919 (1919-08-24) WriterBeulah Marie Dix (novel), Beulah Marie Dix (screenplay) People also search forLouisiana, The Woman God Changed CastLila Lee (Josephine Darchat), Guy Oliver (Calvin Prendergast), Charles Stanton Ogle (Os Whipple), Lewis Sargent (Lorenzo), Gertrude Short (Cora)
The Heart of Youth is a lost 1919 American comedy silent film directed by Robert G. Vignola and written by Beulah Marie Dix. The film stars Lila Lee, Tom Forman, Buster Irving, Charles Ogle, Fanny Midgley, Guy Oliver, and Lydia Knott. The film was released on August 24, 1919, by Paramount Pictures.
As described in a film magazine, Calvin Prendergast (Oliver) and Os Whipple (Ogle), small town neighbors, quarrel over a strip of land on which there is a spring to which both claim ownership. Josephine Darchat (Lee), granddaughter of Calvin, and Russ Prendergast, son of Os, are much attracted to each other although the old men object. Calvin and Os leave town to seek legal advice regarding the spring. During their absence the youngster's romance progresses, rousing the jealousy of a young woman guest of the Prendergasts. She causes a misunderstanding between Jo and Russ by changing a love note of Russ' until it is almost an insult. Calvin and Os arrive back in town, and each man's anger is aroused by reports of activities of the other's family. Calvin decides to take the spring by force and summons a gang of rowdies to his aid. Os likewise calls out a gang. During the skirmish that takes place, one of the Prendergast children fall into the creek. Jo rescues him, and Russ assists Jo from drowning. The discord between the families is smoothed out.