The Plastic Age is a romantic comedy that debuted in 1925. This black-and-white film follows the college days of Hugh Carver (Donald Keith), a student at Prescott College. He meets and falls for a charming young woman named Cynthia Day (Clara Bow). Cynthia is a girl who lives in the moment and often attends social gatherings and parties. As they begin to date, the film presents a unique glimpse of young adulthood during Prohibition. However, Hugh soon finds it too daunting a task to balance his academic course work and rigorous athletic schedule with the needs of his new girlfriend, who is very high-maintenance. They find themselves at a crossroads, and it seems like the only viable option for the two is compromise. This is a motion picture based and titled on a popular novel that was written by Percy Marks. Other characters include Carl Peters (Gilbert Roland), Coach Henley (David Butler), and Henry Carver (Henry B. Walthall).