Eyes of the Soul

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Eyes of the Soul
Eyes of the Soul.jpg
1919 sheet music cover
Directed by Emile Chautard
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Eve Unsell (scenario)
Based on Salt of the Earth
by George Weston
Starring Elsie Ferguson
Music by Fred Fisher(*as Fred Fischer)
Ralph Williams (lyrics)
Cinematography Jacques Bizeul
Distributed by Paramount Pictures / Artcraft
Release date
  • April 20, 1919 (1919-04-20)
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Eyes of the Soul is a lost[1] 1919 American silent romantic drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures and Artcraft. The star of the picture is Elsie Ferguson and its director was Emile Chautard.[2][3]


As described in a film publication,[4] Gloria Swann (Ferguson) is driving Judge Malvin's (Backus) automobile when she nearly runs down Larry Gibson (Standing), a blind soldier in a wheelchair. The two meet often thereafter, with Gloria reading to him and taking him on wheelchair outings. Gloria falls in love with him. Judge Malvin, who loves Gloria, tries to dissuade her, calling the soldier a "blind wreck." When Larry's finances get low, Gloria takes some songs he has written to a music publisher, and, being a cabaret singer, performs them at the Palm Garden club. The songs are a hit, and Larry signs a contract with the publisher. Instead of a mansion with the judge, Gloria ends up living in a boarding house with Larry, but they are happy. Larry is reconciled to the loss of his sight, for he sees through "the eyes of his soul."


  • Elsie Ferguson as Gloria Swann
  • D.J. Flanagan as Teddy Safford
  • Wyndham Standing as Larry Gibson
  • George Backus as Judge Malvin
  • G. Durpee as Monsier Moonlight
  • Cora Williams as Landlady
  • Charles W. Charles as Valet


  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Eyes of the Soul
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Eyes of the Soul
  4. ^ "Elsie Ferguson in Eyes of the Soul". Film Fun. New York City: Leslie Judge Company. 31 (363): 25. July 1919. 

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