Experience


1921

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 23, 1921
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 7 Aug 1921
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Experience, a Morality Play of Today by George V. Hobart (New York, 1915).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,560ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Youth leaves his mother at the behest of Ambition and with Love and Hope goes to the city, where he encounters Pleasure and asks Opportunity to wait; but she refuses and leaves him. At the Primrose Path (a cabaret), Pleasure introduces him to Beauty, Wealth, Fashion, and Temptation. Youth's mother dies, and Love sends him a telegram, which is intercepted by Temptation; and when Love comes to the city, she is turned away from the Primrose Path. Chance directs Youth to a gambling house where he loses everything but the ring given him by Love, and he is haunted by Poverty and Delusion. With the exception of Temptation, all have forgotten him. He meets Vice and Habit and finally consents to go with Crime to rob Wealth's house. On the way he hears a church choir singing and decides to go home; with Experience he returns where Love and Hope await him. Ambition again seeks Youth, who with Love at his side starts a new life.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 23, 1921
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 7 Aug 1921
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Experience, a Morality Play of Today by George V. Hobart (New York, 1915).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,560ft (7 reels)

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