Montgomery Royle is a famed pianist whose student, the much younger Grace Blair, believes herself to be in love with him. When an explosion destroys Royle's hearing, he is bitter at the loss of his art and profession. His sister Florence persuades him to learn lip-reading as a way to break out of the isolation of deafness. Royle discovers a new meaning to his life when he uses his new lip-reading knowledge to help others. But the new skill has serious ramifications for his relationship with Grace. Written by
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'A Modern Drama From Real Life'
Did You Know?
George Arliss called Bette Davis on the telephone and asked her to audition for the role of his fiancée. Davis thought that somebody tried to play a practical joke on her and didn't believe it was actually Arliss on the phone. After she realized it was indeed him she rushed over to the studio to audition and got the part. See more
When Royle goes to his desk after observing the couple in the park, the shadow of the boom microphone dips onto the window curtain behind him. See more
You're my ideal!
I shall always be... your friend.
Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Op.66
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano by George Arliss
(dubbed by Salvatore Santaella
) at the concert See more