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The Eyes of the World

The Eyes of the World(1917)

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W. H. Clune, theater magnate and head of Clune Film Producing Co., opened the film at his Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 1, 1917 in a ten reel version. The film was released throughout 1917 to the state rights market in this version. In January 1918, Arrow Film Corp. acquired the rights to the film and released it in a seven reel version because exhibitors were not happy with long films which they could not show twice in one night. Author Harold Bell Wright assisted in the preparation of the film, according to a news item. Clune's studio was located in Hollywood; some scenes were shot in San Gabriel Canyon, CA. Inspiration Pictures made a film based on the same source which United Artists released in 1930; it starred Una Merkel and was directed by Henry King. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.1595.)