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Eyes of Youth (1919)

A young woman at a crossroads is shown what her future would be like for each choice.


Albert Parker


Max Marcin (play), Albert Parker (scenario) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Clara Kimball Young ... Gina Ashling
Gareth Hughes ... Kenneth Ashling
Pauline Starke ... Rita Ashling
Sam Sothern Sam Sothern ... Mr. Ashling
Edmund Lowe ... Peter Judson
Ralph Lewis ... Robert Goring
Milton Sills ... Louis Anthony
Vincent Serrano ... The Yogi
William Courtleigh ... Paolo Salvo
Norman Selby Norman Selby ... Dick Brownell
Rudolph Valentino ... Clarence Morgan (as Rudolfo Valentino)
Edward Kimball


A young woman, confronted by four options for proceeding in her life, is granted the ability to see what results would come from her choice of of the options. After she sees her future along three of the roads, she makes her choice. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Eyes of Youth
Written by Irving Berlin, c. 1919
'selected by and dedicated to Clara Kimball Young in conjunction with the photo-play "Eyes of Youth" production distributed by Equity Pictures Corporation'
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Very good though a bit dated when seen today.
9 January 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Eyes of Youth" is an enjoyable but heavy-handed silent film starring Clara Kimball Young. In its time, it probably played a lot better than it does today for a variety of reasons. Still, it's well worth seeing.

The film begins with a silly message that seems to say that folks from 'the East' are somehow purer of heart and spirit than westerners and therefore have odd insights and powers. An example of this is what follows when one of these 'easterners' wanders into the path of some rich folks. When he begs for food, several of them rebuff his requests but Gina is tender-hearted and helps the man. In exchange for her kindness, he uses his magic powers to show her her possible futures to that she can make her best life choices. He shows her the results of four different choices and the story seems to illustrate that sometime the best choice is NOT the most seemingly selfless one.

For 1919, the story is quite good. The acting is more subtle than you'd often see and the only serious problem is the heavy-handed story about the folks of the east. Also, the story is a bit old fashioned when seen today. However, I've seen a lot of films of this era and "Eyes of Youth" is better than average and quite interesting when seen today.

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30 November 1919 (USA) See more »

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