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The Eyes of Julia Deep (1918)

The Eyes of Julia Deep is a 1918 American silent comedy-drama film starring Mary Miles Minter, directed by Lloyd Ingraham. The film is based on the short story by the same name, written by ... See full summary »

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The Eyes of Julia Deep is a 1918 American silent comedy-drama film starring Mary Miles Minter, directed by Lloyd Ingraham. The film is based on the short story by the same name, written by Kate L. McLaurin. It is one of the few films starring Minter which are known to have survived.

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Pour les beaux yeux de Mary  »

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Can't quite decide what it wants to be
11 July 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This silent film with Mary Miles Minter has an interesting, strangely modern plot and premise. Co-habitation takes place (albeit we are to assume platonically, but it's a big question mark) before marriage between the principal romantic characters, a situation you don't see too often portrayed in early films because of censoring.

Mary plays a shopgirl who falls for a young man despondent over his own character flaws, lack of ambition to succeed, and the poor relationship with his father. He is on the brink of suicide when Mary rescues him and they move in together as friends, becoming emotionally attached along the way. Sounds like a serious premise, but this film detours off into rather routine comedy and slapstick. I think the film would have been better as a drama; Mary and Allan Forrest definitely had chemistry together, and she is quoted as saying in later years that he was her favorite leading man (he was also married in real life to Lottie Pickford, Mary Pickford's sister).

With only a handful of beautiful Mary Miles Minter films left to enjoy however one cannot be too picky. Just be grateful to have it. 90% of silent films made have bit the dust.


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