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HISTORY

The film is also known as Eye of Envy . It was intended as the third in the series of pictures entitled The Morals of Men , though Horsley ceased to use the series title when Art Dramas took over distribution of the series from Mutual in Jul 1917. The film was originally scheduled for release on 14 May 1917 through Mutual, but it is unlikely that it was released at that time. Some contemporary sources list the release date as 30 Jul 1917 instead of 10 Aug 1917. Contemporary reviews list Ingraham as director and Dunbar as story writer, but a pre-release news item states that Wilbur and Ingraham were co-directors and that Wilbur wrote the story. Another pre-release story credits Lorimer Johnson with the film's direction, but this is probably an ... More Less

The film is also known as Eye of Envy . It was intended as the third in the series of pictures entitled The Morals of Men , though Horsley ceased to use the series title when Art Dramas took over distribution of the series from Mutual in Jul 1917. The film was originally scheduled for release on 14 May 1917 through Mutual, but it is unlikely that it was released at that time. Some contemporary sources list the release date as 30 Jul 1917 instead of 10 Aug 1917. Contemporary reviews list Ingraham as director and Dunbar as story writer, but a pre-release news item states that Wilbur and Ingraham were co-directors and that Wilbur wrote the story. Another pre-release story credits Lorimer Johnson with the film's direction, but this is probably an error. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 May 17
p. 1522.
ETR
14 Jul 17
p. 425.
ETR
11 Aug 17
p. 787.
MPN
30 Aug 17
p. 552.
MPN
25 Aug 17
p. 1319.
MPW
14 Apr 17
p. 297.
MPW
18 Aug 17
p. 1084.
MPW
25 Aug 17
p. 1269.
Variety
31 Aug 17
p. 787.
Wid's
30 Aug 17
p. 550.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Eye of Envy
Release Date:
10 August 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the crook of a road leading to Success is the little hamlet of Sleepy Hollow where everyone sleeps as time rolls on. In Sleepy Hollow dwells a young blacksmith who, when not happily making horseshoes, is courting a village maiden. One day, the regular road is closed for repairs, and the detour forces traffic to pass through Sleepy Hollow on the way to Success. Passing through the town is Avarice and his beautiful bride Innocence who bestir the envy of the blacksmith. Following them along the road to Success, the smithy encounters a wishing tree which enables him to switch bodies with Avarice. Transformed for the worse, the smithy realizes his mistake too late and is killed. He then awakens from his nightmare, realizes that money and power are superficial values, and returns to his peaceful life and the maiden in Sleepy ... +


At the crook of a road leading to Success is the little hamlet of Sleepy Hollow where everyone sleeps as time rolls on. In Sleepy Hollow dwells a young blacksmith who, when not happily making horseshoes, is courting a village maiden. One day, the regular road is closed for repairs, and the detour forces traffic to pass through Sleepy Hollow on the way to Success. Passing through the town is Avarice and his beautiful bride Innocence who bestir the envy of the blacksmith. Following them along the road to Success, the smithy encounters a wishing tree which enables him to switch bodies with Avarice. Transformed for the worse, the smithy realizes his mistake too late and is killed. He then awakens from his nightmare, realizes that money and power are superficial values, and returns to his peaceful life and the maiden in Sleepy Hollow. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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