The Love of Sunya


1h 18m 1927

Brief Synopsis

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?

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 5, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Swanson Producing Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Eyes of Youth by Charles Guernon, Max Marcin (New York, 22 Aug 1917).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,311ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

In the Mystic East, a young yogi learns of a sin he committed in his incarnation centuries ago and sets out to atone for it; after years of search he arrives in a small New York town where he recognizes Sunya and Paul Judson as reincarnations of the people he wronged. Sunya, having promised to marry Paul and go to South America on his first engineering assignment, is courted also by millionaire Robert Goring; by De Salvo, an opera impresario; and by Louis Anthony, a young bank cashier. She learns that her father is in financial straits, and the yogi reveals in a crystal that disaster and unhappiness will result regardless of whether she goes with De Salvo to become a singer or marries the millionaire to save her father. At length, Sunya decides to follow her heart and marry Paul.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 5, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Swanson Producing Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Eyes of Youth by Charles Guernon, Max Marcin (New York, 22 Aug 1917).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,311ft (8 reels)

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For information on other film adaptations of the Charles Guernon, Max Marcin play, please consult the entry for the 1919 Equity Pictures release The Eyes of Youth, directed by Albert Parker and starring Clara Kimball Young and Gareth Hughes in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20.