|Directed by||George Melford|
|Produced by||J. Stuart Blackton|
|Screenplay by||Beulah Marie Dix|
|Based on||Wild Youth|
by Gilbert Parker
|Cinematography||Paul P. Perry|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Wild Youth is a lost 1918 American silent drama film directed by George Melford and written by Beulah Marie Dix. The film stars Louise Huff, Theodore Roberts, Jack Mulhall, James Cruze, and Adele Farrington. It is based on a novel by Gilbert Parker. The film was released on March 18, 1918, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives, which suggests that it is a lost film.
Forced to marry the elderly and narrow-minded Joel Mazarine, Louise lives unhappy and mistreated until she meets the young Orlando. Her husband, jealous, sees love blossom between the two young when Orlando remains at his ranch to recover from a wound of the bullet. Louise remained in the woods because of a fall from her horse, she can not return home because Mazarine Orlando is on charges of kidnapping her. Orlando, who finds her, takes her back to the ranch but Mazarine was furious and beats his wife mercilessly. The woman is saved by the intervention of faithful Li Choo, his Chinese servant, who kills Mazarine.
Of the crime, he accused Orlando. The confession of Li Choo exonerates him. Louise and Orlando are now free to marry.
- Louise Huff as Louise Mazarine
- Theodore Roberts as Joel Mazarine
- Jack Mulhall as Orlando Guise
- James Cruze as Li Choo
- Adele Farrington as Orlando's Mother
- Charles Ogle as Doctor
- The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Wild Youth
- "Wild-Youth - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- "Wild Youth (1918) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- Progressive Silent Film List: Wild Youth at silentera.com
- "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (16): 31. April 13, 1918.
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