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Frank Trent, raised by his father with an old-fashioned reverence for women, goes to the city where he obtains a job as an aide to corrupt politician Senator Briggs. Learning that Briggs, ... See full summary
Frank Trent, raised by his father with an old-fashioned reverence for women, goes to the city where he obtains a job as an aide to corrupt politician Senator Briggs. Learning that Briggs, who is supporting the incumbent mayor, plans to smear his opponent, Mrs. Burke, by stirring up charges that her adopted daughter Margaret is actually her illegitimate child, Frank quits his job and determines to prove Mrs. Burke's innocence. Frank goes to New Orleans to obtain the records which prove that Mrs. Burke adopted Margaret after her parents were killed in a train wreck. Briggs sends his henchmen after Frank, who, after a series of narrow escapes, finally succeeds in obtaining the diary of the child's doctor which substantiates Mrs. Burke's story. Frank returns with the evidence to learn that his father, James Trent, is actually James Burke, Mrs. Burke's husband who left her because of the scandal. Exonerated of all charges, Mrs. Burke wins the election and reunites with her husband while ...

An Old Fashioned Young Man was Colleen Moore's first lead role of her film career.


Cast overview:
Robert Harron Robert Harron - Frank Trent
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson - James Trent
Loyola O'Connor Loyola O'Connor - Mrs. James D. Burke
Colleen Moore Colleen Moore - Margaret
Adele Clifton Adele Clifton - Nina Marquise
Charles Lee Charles Lee - Charles Murdock
Wilbur Higby Wilbur Higby - Senator Briggs
Winifred Westover Winifred Westover - Mame Morton
Alberta Lee Alberta Lee - The Housekeeper
Sam De Grasse Sam De Grasse - Harold T. King
Bert Hadley Bert Hadley - His Agent
Tom Wilson Tom Wilson - Dan Morton
Mildred Harris Mildred Harris
Alma Rubens Alma Rubens
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