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The Love of Sunya (1927)

Passed | | Drama | 11 March 1927 (USA)
A young woman at life's crossroads is granted mystic visions of how her decisions will affect her future life.

Director:

Albert Parker

Writers:

Max Marcin (from the play by), Charles Guernon (from the play by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gloria Swanson ... Sunya Ashling
John Boles ... Paul Judson
Pauline Garon ... Anna Hagan
Ian Keith ... Louis Anthony
Andrés de Segurola Andrés de Segurola ... Paolo De Salvo (as Andres de Segurola)
Anders Randolf ... Robert Goring
Hugh Miller Hugh Miller ... The Outcast
Robert Schable Robert Schable ... Henri Picard
Ivan Lebedeff ... Ted Morgan (as Ivan B. Lebedeff)
John Miltern John Miltern ... Asa Ashling
Raymond Hackett ... Kenneth Ashling
Florence Fair Florence Fair ... Rita Ashling (as Flobelle Fairbanks)
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Storyline

In ancient Egypt, an evil priest drove a pure maiden to suicide. In today's reincarnation, to free himself the priest must find and help the maiden...now a young American singing student, Sunya Ashling, who is torn between pursuing a career in European opera, going to South America with fiancée Paul, or saving her father from financial ruin by marrying wealthy Robert Goring. The ancient priest, reincarnated as a gypsy vagabond, grants her visions of her future life if she should follow each of the three roads. Does each have a fatal drawback? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

A Drama of Invincible Destiny

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

11 March 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunya See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$502,086
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Original cinematographer Robert Martin (I) was replaced by George Barnes (I), who finished the film uncredited. See more »

Quotes

Paul Judson: Not a fortune teller, but one who has been seeking to help you. In this crystal, you will see all that your heart yearns to know
Sunya Ashling: You mean I can look into the future and see what is wisest for me to do?
Paul Judson: Take heed, what matters most is the effect your decision will have upon your soul. Through the crystal, you will see what the years hold in store for you
Sunya Ashling: Should I accept de Salvo's offer?
Paul Judson: Look - and desire with a pure heart
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Alternate Versions

Re-released in 1977 under Paul Killiam's Film Classic serie in a restored version, tinted, with a new piano score by 'William Perry' and a credit list at the end. See more »

Connections

Remake of Eyes of Youth (1919) See more »

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Dark and moody
28 December 2003 | by overseer-3See all my reviews

Gloria Swanson and the rest of the cast make this film tolerable, but the plot doesn't give one any surprises, nor do we find ourselves caring about the characters with any great depth of feeling. The Egyptian mysticism wasn't necessary to the film and actually made the film more superficial than it could have been without it. Perhaps Gloria was taking her cues from her past relationship and films with Cecil B. DeMille, but still we could easily have seen the results of Sunya's choices without the aid of a crystal ball.

Best thing about "The Love Of Sunya", for me, was seeing John Boles in a silent film. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for him, and he was so young here. Not to mention he was great in the love scenes; very easy on the eyes. :)

The print I saw was on VHS and very dark; I don't know if the DVD version print is any better, since it seems to be unavailable. The piano score was uninspiring. See the film if you have an interest in Gloria Swanson or John Boles, but other than that the film itself is rather forgettable.


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