~Classmates~
1924
Directed by: John S. Robertson

Written by: Josephine Lovett

Based on the play by Margaret Turnbull & William C. de Mille
~Cast~

  Richard Barthelmess ... Duncan Irving Jr
Charlotte Walker ... Mrs. Stafford
Madge Evans ... Sylvia, Her Niece
Reginald Sheffield ... Bert Stafford, Her Son
Beach Cooke ... 'Bubby' Dumble
Antrim Short ... Jones
Herbert Corthell ... Drummer
James Bradbury Jr. ... 'Silent' Clay
Henry B. Lewis ... Major Lane
Richard Harlan ... A Halfbreed
Claude Brooke ... Duncan Irving Sr
Chief Tony Tommy ... Indian Guide
Jack Oakie (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Inspiration Pictures

Distribution Company: First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Roy F. Overbaugh & John F. Seitz
Film Editing by: William Hamilton

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: November 23, 1924

Filmed at:
Tec-Art Studio - 318 East 48th Street, New York City, New York, USA (studio)

And Filmed On Location at:
Everglades, Florida, USA
New Jersey, USA
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA
West Point, New York, USA
~Plot Synopsis~
The play by William C. deMille and Margaret Turnbull was filmed once before in 1914. This version
features Richard Barthelmess as the star and some scenes were actually shot at West Point. Duncan
Irving Jr. (Barthelmess) is the son of the village postmaster (Claude Brooke) in a small southern
town. He's in love with Sylvia Randolph (Madge Evans, finally old enough to play ingenues), who
comes from a wealthy, snobbish family. Her cousin, Bert Stafford (Reginald Sheffield), dislikes the
modest Duncan. Duncan goes to West Point and when he's an upper classman, Bert enrolls. Bert
hates being ordered around, especially by Duncan, who he considers his social inferior. One day he
angrily insults Duncan, who hits him. Bert fakes blindness, then takes off for South America on an
expedition. Duncan is expelled and Sylvia refuses to hear his explanations. To save face, Duncan and
some of his friends travel to South America to find Bert, who has become lost. After a lot of hardship
and adventure, they find him and they return to the States. Bert finally tells the truth about what
happened and Duncan is reinstated at West Point. He also reconciles with Sylvia and after he gets his
commission, they are wed.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com