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?
Previously, George Arliss
had starred in the play and in the 1922 silent version of the play. See more
When Mildred, looking with Montgomery Royle at this woman sitting on a park bench, says, to his left side while he looks forward at the young woman, "she's a sad little thing," he then agrees; he nods his head and says "Yes" and continues to explain why she is; he's supposed to be a LIP-READER!
A deaf person cannot read lips to his side when he is not looking at said person. See more
You're my ideal!
I shall always be... your friend.
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Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 ('Moonlight')
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on piano by George Arliss
(dubbed by Salvatore Santaella
) for the king See more