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The Eyes of the World -- 1916


See Credits and Review below Pictures

Photocopy hand-colored by Eric Tudor to match original

Movies: Wright's Greatest Sorrow

Click here to read the story:

  • How and why Wright got into the movie business

  • Which movies were actually based on his stories

  • Which were based on stories he had never even seen and quickly despised.

 

clunea01.jpg (63645 bytes) In the A. K. Smiley Library in Redlands, CA is this four-panel brochure advertising the premier of this movie, November 9-11, 1916.  The picture on the left is the front, the pictured below is the back, and the picture above, in black and white, is the inside.
clunea02.jpg (63021 bytes)
Eyes6sheetb.jpg (33103 bytes) This is a 6-sheet movie poster recently purchased by Robert Lewis.  Obviously this picture is pasted together from several photos.  I hope Robert will send better photo in the near future.
eyesmovieposter.jpg (47496 bytes) Photo courtesy of Dave Lewis (Not Dave Hadsell or Robert Lewis)

The Eyes of the World  (1916)  Silent, seven-part, CLUNE 

Reviews:  A Variety critic says the movie "is scenically, one of the most sensationally effective features ever offered to the public."  But he concludes the review by quoting an industry icon who suggests that in spite of the beautiful scenery, he wouldn't pay one-fourth the $100,000 he figures the movie probably cost.  The reviewer gives us little idea of what the story of the film is because none was apparent to him.  "To anyone who has not read the book," he says, "all attempts to follow the 'story' are impossible.  . . .when it is all over you have a hazy conception of a sweet little girl who plays a violin, a hero who paints pictures, a villain who endeavors to ravish the heroine and a villainess who is equally unsuccessful in her lecherous designs on the hero."

A much more positive review of the movie appeared in the Redlands Daily Review the day after the movie premiered in that city on November 9, 1916.  Click here to read the entire review.  This review was obviously written by someone very familiar with the book.

Another review of this movie appeared in Film Daily, July 7, 1918, but I have not yet obtained a copy.

Release: Clune Film Producing Company (1916). Distributed by States Rights.  Directed by Donald Crisp. Story by Harold Bell Wright. 10 Reels.

Actors:
William Machin Kathleen Kirkam  Jack Livingston Mary Burns
Katherine Miller Jane Novak Beatrice Burnham
Jack McDonald Edward Peil Fred Burns
Arthur Tavares Violet Reed Ah Wing
Lurline Lyons Monroe Salisbury Robert Dunbar

Availability: This is considered to be one of thousands of movies forever lost. No copy is known to exist.

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