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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.


Albert Parker


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




Complete credited cast:
Gloria Swanson ... Sunya Ashling
John Boles ... Paul Judson
Pauline Garon ... Anna Hagan
Ian Keith ... Louis Anthony
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)


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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Lift up your eyes! See the Star of Stars in her greatest picture! See and be thrilled. (Print Ad-Daily Nebraskan, ((Lincoln, Neb.)) 24 April 1927) See more »




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Film debut of John Boles. See more »


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 »


Remake of Eyes of Youth (1919) See more »

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Queen Of The Costume Dramas
13 May 2005 | by jahlauneSee all my reviews

At this point in her career Gloria was trying to shake off the reputation of being a costume drama actress. This movie has a thin plot but as usual Gloria is well coiffed and gowned as was what the public of '27 was buying into. This is a OK film but I prefer her soap operas with Cecil B. DeMille much more. The film is one of her first efforts under UA and that may explain the drastic change from the "Don't change your husband" days. Its worth watching if you are a true lover of silents and feel you must add this to your "have seen" list. She looks good though :) As with most of Glorias work you must ask why were the plots so trite?

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11 March 1927 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA


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