Eyes of Youth

Eyes of Youth is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Albert Parker and starring Clara Kimball Young. The film was based on a stage play Eyes of Youth performed on Broadway in 1917-18 and starred Marjorie Rambeau. This film also features Rudolph Valentino in a role as a thief/con artist.[1][2]

Eyes of Youth
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Directed byAlbert Parker
Produced byHarry Garson
Written byAlbert Parker (scenario)
Screenplay byCharles E. Whitaker (adaptation)
Based onEyes of Youth
by Max Marcin and Charles Guernon
StarringClara Kimball Young
Gareth Hughes
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Garson Productions
Distributed byEquity Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • October 26, 1919 (1919-10-26) (New York City)
  • November 30, 1919 (1919-11-30) (U.S.)
Running time
78 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

This film is often credited as the vehicle that led Valentino to be cast in The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (1921).[3][4]



The story was remade as The Love of Sunya (1927) starring Gloria Swanson and with Albert Parker once again directing.

Home media

On April 17, 2012, Eyes of Youth was released on Region 1 DVD by Alpha Home Entertainment


  1. Eyes of Youth at SilentEra
  2. Eyes of Youth, play, performed on Broadway 1917-1918 at the Internet Broadway database
  3. Rambova, Natacha (2009) [1921]. Rudolph Valentino: A Wife's Memories of an Icon. Hollywood, California: PVG Publishing. pp. 243–44. ISBN 978-0-9816440-4-2.
  4. Burr, Ty (2013). Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame. New York: Random House. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-307-39084-4.
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