Eyes of Youth

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Eyes of Youth
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Directed by Albert Parker
Written byAlbert Parker (scenario)
Screenplay byCharles E. Whitaker (adaptation)
Based onEyes of Youth
by Max Marcin and Charles Guernon
Produced by Harry Garson
Starring Clara Kimball Young
Gareth Hughes
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Garson Productions
Distributed byEquity Pictures Corporation
Release dates
  • October 26, 1919 (1919-10-26)(New York City)
  • November 30, 1919 (1919-11-30)(U.S.)
Running time
78 mins.
CountryUnited States
Languages Silent film
English intertitles
Eyes of Youth

Eyes of Youth is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Albert Parker and starring Clara Kimball Young. The film was based on the stage play Eyes of Youth, performed on Broadway in 1917-18 and starred Marjorie Rambeau. This film also features Rudolph Valentino in a role as a thief/con artist. [1] [2]


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Cast of Eyes of Youth with director Parker at left

This film is often credited as the vehicle that led Valentino to be cast in The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (1921). [3] [4]



The story was remade as The Love of Sunya (1927) starring Gloria Swanson and with Albert Parker once again directing.

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Newspaper ad (1920)

Home media

On April 17, 2012, Eyes of Youth was released on Region 1 DVD by Alpha Home Entertainment

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  1. Eyes of Youth at SilentEra
  2. Eyes of Youth, play, performed on Broadway 1917-1918 at the Internet Broadway database
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  4. Burr, Ty (2013). Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame. New York: Random House. p. 64. ISBN   978-0-307-39084-4.