All Soul's Eve

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All Soul's Eve
Newspaper advertisement.
Directed by Chester Franklin
Written by Elmer Harris
Based on All Soul's Eve
by Anne Crawford Flexner
Cinematography Faxon M. Dean
Distributed by Realart Pictures
Release date
  • February 1921 (1921-02)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Lantern slide for the film.

All Soul's Eve was a 1921 American silent drama film. The film is based on the mystical 1920 Broadway play of the same name by Anne Crawford Flexner.[1] Produced and distributed by Paramount offshoot Realart Pictures, All Soul's Eve was directed by Chester Franklin and starred Mary Miles Minter,[2] who played two parts in the same scene through the use of double exposure.[3] The film is now considered lost.[2]


The film's subject matter deals with mysticism and reincarnation. Based upon a summary in a film publication,[3] Nora O'Hallahan (Minter) comes to America only to find her mother dead. The Irish girl takes a position as the nurse for the Heath's child. Alice Heath (Minter) is killed and, after almost losing himself through his grief, the artist husband Roger (Holt) receives inspiration through Nora, who has grown marvelously like the dead wife through her love for the child. Nora's belief in the return of spirits is responsible for saving the child's life, while the artist feels that Alice has returned to him in the form of Nora, and he makes her his wife.



  1. ^ All Soul's Eve at the Internet Broadway Database
  2. ^ a b The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 published by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. ^ a b "All Soul's Eve: Star Has Dual Role in Quaint Story that Entertains". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 15 (48): 21. Feb 20, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 

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