An Old Fashioned Boy

An Old Fashioned Boy is a surviving 1920 American silent comedy romance film directed by Jerome Storm and starring Charles Ray. Famous Players-Lasky produced along with producer Thomas Ince. It was released by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

An Old Fashioned Boy
(aka An Old Fashioned Young Man)
Newspaper advertisement
Directed byJerome Storm
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Thomas H. Ince
Written byAgnes Christine Johnston (story, scenario)
StarringCharles Ray
Ethel Shannon
CinematographyChester Lyons
Thomas H. Ince Corporation
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 31, 1920 (1920-10-31)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] David Warrington (Ray) is an old fashioned boy with old fashioned ideas regarding marriage, living in a real home, babies, and the like. He is in love with Betty Graves (Shannon), a young woman who believes in the modern phases of life. After several heartaches and numerous comical situations, things shape themselves out so that Betty finds herself in her sweetheart's arms on the way to the minister for the wedding, having been convinced that the old fashioned way is the best after all.


Preservation status

Prints exist at the Library of Congress, Gosfilmofond, UCLA Film and Television Archive.[4][5]


  1. Progressive Silent Film List: An Old Fashioned Boy at
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: An Old Fashioned Boy
  3. "Reviews: An Old Fashioned Boy". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 11 (17): 85. October 23, 1920.
  4. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 131 c.1978 by the American Film Institute
  5. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: An Old Fashioned Boy
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