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A song, "Eyes of the Soul" words by Ralph Williams and music by Fred Fisher, was written to promote this ... More Less

A song, "Eyes of the Soul" words by Ralph Williams and music by Fred Fisher, was written to promote this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 May 19
pp. 1593-95.
ETR
10 May 19
p. 1761.
ETR
28 Jun 19
p. 329.
MPN
25 Jan 19
p. 526.
MPN
3 May 19
p. 2897.
MPW
25 Jan 19
p. 520.
MPW
3 May 19
p. 710.
New York Times
21 Apr 19
p. 13.
Variety
25 Apr 19
p. 80, 82
Wid's
27 Apr 19
p. 21.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Salt of the Earth" by George Weston in The Saturday Evening Post (30 Nov 1918).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 April 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13583
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In order to secure a better future, Gloria Swann, a dancer at the Palm Garden cabaret, decides to accept Judge Malvin's offer of marriage despite the disparity of their ages and social stations. One day while Gloria and the judge are driving in the park, their car nearly runs over Larry Gibson, a soldier blinded in World War I. A remark by Gloria's friend, Teddy Safford, has aroused her maternal feelings, and the sight of the lonely soldier makes her even more sympathetic. Gloria takes Larry home and visits him daily. Larry plays banjo and writes songs about soldier life to cheer suffering servicemen. Gloria takes Larry to the Palm Garden where she sings Larry's song to his accompaniment. The song is a success and brings fame to the blinded soldier. Gloria marries Larry and they later have a baby, through whose eyes Larry sees ... +


In order to secure a better future, Gloria Swann, a dancer at the Palm Garden cabaret, decides to accept Judge Malvin's offer of marriage despite the disparity of their ages and social stations. One day while Gloria and the judge are driving in the park, their car nearly runs over Larry Gibson, a soldier blinded in World War I. A remark by Gloria's friend, Teddy Safford, has aroused her maternal feelings, and the sight of the lonely soldier makes her even more sympathetic. Gloria takes Larry home and visits him daily. Larry plays banjo and writes songs about soldier life to cheer suffering servicemen. Gloria takes Larry to the Palm Garden where she sings Larry's song to his accompaniment. The song is a success and brings fame to the blinded soldier. Gloria marries Larry and they later have a baby, through whose eyes Larry sees again. +

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