Blind Man's Eyes (1919)

Drama | 10 March 1919

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Bio
29 Apr 1920
p. 54
Camera
6 Apr 1919
p. 10, 14
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
29 Mar 1919
p. 33
Exhibitors Trade Review
22 Mar 1919
p. 1207
Motion Picture News
4 Jan 1919
p. 122
Motion Picture News
18 Jan 1919
p. 408
Motion Picture News
25 Jan 1919
p. 585
Motion Picture News
15 Feb 1919
p. 1025
Motion Picture News
22 Feb 1919
p. 8
Motion Picture News
1 Jun 1919
p. 13
Moving Picture World
22 Mar 1919
p. 1854
Moving Picture World
11 Jan 1919
p. 196
Moving Picture World
1 Feb 1919
p. 661
Moving Picture World
22 Feb 1919
p. 1018
Moving Picture World
1 Mar 1919
p. 1227
Moving Picture World
15 Mar 1919
p. 1536
Moving Picture World
22 Mar 1919
p. 1698
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13514
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In a Pullman sleeper, Hugh Overton, alias Philip Eaton, is returning to Chicago after escaping from a penitentiary, to clear himself of the murder of Matthew Latrone, a crooked financier who cheated Hugh's mother out of her estate. Latrone, still alive, has sent Donald Avery, the secretary to blind lawyer Basil Santoine, to kill Hugh. Avery mistakes Hugh's berth and knocks Santoine unconscious, although he is not seriously injured. Santoine suspects Hugh and invites him to his home to investigate further. Hugh accepts since he knows that Santoine is to receive a confession clearing him of the murder. Hugh falls in love with Santoine's daughter Harriet, known as "the blind man's eyes," but cannot tell her until he clears his name. Latrone, aided by Avery, enters the house to steal the confession, but Hugh stops him and during their struggle, Latrone is shot. Hugh, now proven innocent, declares his love for Harriet, who accepts ... +


In a Pullman sleeper, Hugh Overton, alias Philip Eaton, is returning to Chicago after escaping from a penitentiary, to clear himself of the murder of Matthew Latrone, a crooked financier who cheated Hugh's mother out of her estate. Latrone, still alive, has sent Donald Avery, the secretary to blind lawyer Basil Santoine, to kill Hugh. Avery mistakes Hugh's berth and knocks Santoine unconscious, although he is not seriously injured. Santoine suspects Hugh and invites him to his home to investigate further. Hugh accepts since he knows that Santoine is to receive a confession clearing him of the murder. Hugh falls in love with Santoine's daughter Harriet, known as "the blind man's eyes," but cannot tell her until he clears his name. Latrone, aided by Avery, enters the house to steal the confession, but Hugh stops him and during their struggle, Latrone is shot. Hugh, now proven innocent, declares his love for Harriet, who accepts him. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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