The Love of Sunya (1927)

Romance | 5 March 1927

Director:

Albert Parker

Writer:

Earle Browne

Cinematographer:

Robert Martin

Production Designer:

Hugo Ballin

Production Company:

Gloria Swanson Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

For information on other film adaptations of the Charles Guernon, Max Marcin play, please consult the entry for the 1919 Equity Pictures release The Eyes of Youth, directed by Albert Parker and starring Clara Kimball Young and Gareth Hughes. As noted in reviews, The Love of Sunya was the first film released by Gloria Swanson's own production company for United Artists release after many years as a star with Paramount and Famous ... More Less

For information on other film adaptations of the Charles Guernon, Max Marcin play, please consult the entry for the 1919 Equity Pictures release The Eyes of Youth, directed by Albert Parker and starring Clara Kimball Young and Gareth Hughes. As noted in reviews, The Love of Sunya was the first film released by Gloria Swanson's own production company for United Artists release after many years as a star with Paramount and Famous Players-Lasky. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
30 Mar 1927.
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New York Times
12 Mar 1927
p. 12.
Variety
16 Mar 1927.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
Scr story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Consultant on crystal seq
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Eyes of Youth by Charles Guernon and Max Marcin (New York, 22 Aug 1917).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 March 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Gloria Swanson Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 March 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24030
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,311
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the Mystic East, a young yogi learns of a sin he committed in his incarnation centuries ago and sets out to atone for it; after years of search he arrives in a small New York town where he recognizes Sunya and Paul Judson as reincarnations of the people he wronged. Sunya, having promised to marry Paul and go to South America on his first engineering assignment, is courted also by millionaire Robert Goring; by De Salvo, an opera impresario; and by Louis Anthony, a young bank cashier. She learns that her father is in financial straits, and the yogi reveals in a crystal that disaster and unhappiness will result regardless of whether she goes with De Salvo to become a singer or marries the millionaire to save her father. At length, Sunya decides to follow her heart and marry ... +


In the Mystic East, a young yogi learns of a sin he committed in his incarnation centuries ago and sets out to atone for it; after years of search he arrives in a small New York town where he recognizes Sunya and Paul Judson as reincarnations of the people he wronged. Sunya, having promised to marry Paul and go to South America on his first engineering assignment, is courted also by millionaire Robert Goring; by De Salvo, an opera impresario; and by Louis Anthony, a young bank cashier. She learns that her father is in financial straits, and the yogi reveals in a crystal that disaster and unhappiness will result regardless of whether she goes with De Salvo to become a singer or marries the millionaire to save her father. At length, Sunya decides to follow her heart and marry Paul. +

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