Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US single-weight glossy photograph from the 1920s silent film drama, THE AGE OF DESIRE, released in 1923 by First National Pictures and directed by Frank Borzage.
The image depicts cast members Josef Swickard, a blind Mary Philbin, and Wiliam Collier Jr. It is in fine+ condition.
*"The Age of Desire is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Josef Swickard, William Collier Jr., and Mary Philbin. It was distributed through Associated First National Pictures."
*"According to the Aug 1923 The Story World and Photodramatist and 15 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Herald, director Frank Borzage was ready to begin Against the Grain, based on a novel by Dixie Willson, with Josef Swickard, William Collier, Jr., Myrtle Stedman, and Mary Philbin. The title was changed later.
Young widow Janet Loring marries millionaire Malcolm Trask, keeping her former marriage secret and deserting her son Ranny. Ranny becomes a street urchin, eventually joining the household of a bookseller and her granddaughter, Margy. Janet regrets her desertion of the boy and advertises for his return. Marcio, a notorious blackmailer, sends Ranny to pose as her son, unaware that he really is the one. Ranny takes money from his mother to buy a cottage for his fiancée, Margy, but becomes conscience-stricken and admits that he is an impostor. When Janet convinces him that he actually is her son, Trask welcomes the boy as his own, and Ranny marries his sweetheart."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)
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