Through Eyes of Men (1920)

Drama | June 1920

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HISTORY

The film's working title was The Girl and the Horses . Another alternate title may have been The Whiphand . Some advertisements, reviews and news items refer to the film as Thru Eyes of Men ... More Less

The film's working title was The Girl and the Horses . Another alternate title may have been The Whiphand . Some advertisements, reviews and news items refer to the film as Thru Eyes of Men . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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ETR
3 Apr 20
p. 2006.
MPN
6 Mar 20
p. 2340.
MPN
27 Mar 20
p. 2870.
MPN
17 Jul 20
p. 371.
MPN
26 Jun 20
p. 105.
MPN
31 Jul 20
p. 953.
Wid's
28 Mar 20
p. 14.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Thru Eyes of Men
The Whiphand
The Girl and the Horses
Release Date:
June 1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

One day, while on the beach, wealthy Franklyn Allen sees circus performer Leila Leighton cavorting in the surf and immediately falls in love. Leila, fearful of the knowledge that circus owner Berkaro has of her early life, discourages the romance. Tormented, Leila takes Little Billy, a child performer in the circus for whom she is caring, places him in a convent and disappears. Franklyn traces her to the circus, where she has gone after learning that Berkaro had lured Billy from the convent. Berkaro attempts to kidnap Leila and the boy, but Franklyn chases him through the surf on horseback and, in the ensuing struggle, the circus owner is killed. His death elicits Leila's confession that she was the only surviving member of the royal house of Hesthonia, after the rest of her family was murdered in a coup. Her terrible secret thus revealed, she is accepted by Franklyn's family and marries the man she ... +


One day, while on the beach, wealthy Franklyn Allen sees circus performer Leila Leighton cavorting in the surf and immediately falls in love. Leila, fearful of the knowledge that circus owner Berkaro has of her early life, discourages the romance. Tormented, Leila takes Little Billy, a child performer in the circus for whom she is caring, places him in a convent and disappears. Franklyn traces her to the circus, where she has gone after learning that Berkaro had lured Billy from the convent. Berkaro attempts to kidnap Leila and the boy, but Franklyn chases him through the surf on horseback and, in the ensuing struggle, the circus owner is killed. His death elicits Leila's confession that she was the only surviving member of the royal house of Hesthonia, after the rest of her family was murdered in a coup. Her terrible secret thus revealed, she is accepted by Franklyn's family and marries the man she loves. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Carnival/Circus


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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