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.
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'A Modern Drama From Real Life'
Did You Know?
This was the second screen version of this material. The first was a 1922 silent film, also starring George Arliss. It was remade again in 1955 as Sincerely Yours, the one and only movie ever to feature popular TV pianist Liberate in a starring role. 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.
Version of The Silent Voice
Onward Christian Soldiers
Music from "St. Gertrude" by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
Played on an organ by George Arliss
(probably dubbed) at the end See more