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The Love of Sunya (1927)

Passed | | Drama | 11 March 1927 (USA)
A young woman at life's crossroads is granted mystic visions of how her decisions will affect her future life.

Director:

Albert Parker

Writers:

Max Marcin (from the play by), Charles Guernon (from the play by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gloria Swanson ... Sunya Ashling
John Boles ... Paul Judson
Pauline Garon ... Anna Hagan
Ian Keith ... Louis Anthony
Andrés de Segurola Andrés de Segurola ... Paolo De Salvo (as Andres de Segurola)
Anders Randolf ... Robert Goring
Hugh Miller Hugh Miller ... The Outcast
Robert Schable Robert Schable ... Henri Picard
Ivan Lebedeff ... Ted Morgan (as Ivan B. Lebedeff)
John Miltern John Miltern ... Asa Ashling
Raymond Hackett ... Kenneth Ashling
Florence Fair Florence Fair ... Rita Ashling (as Flobelle Fairbanks)
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Storyline

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? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Drama of Invincible Destiny

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

11 March 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunya See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$502,086
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Original cinematographer Robert Martin (I) was replaced by George Barnes (I), who finished the film uncredited. See more »

Quotes

Paul Judson: Not a fortune teller, but one who has been seeking to help you. In this crystal, you will see all that your heart yearns to know
Sunya Ashling: You mean I can look into the future and see what is wisest for me to do?
Paul Judson: Take heed, what matters most is the effect your decision will have upon your soul. Through the crystal, you will see what the years hold in store for you
Sunya Ashling: Should I accept de Salvo's offer?
Paul Judson: Look - and desire with a pure heart
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Alternate Versions

Re-released in 1977 under Paul Killiam's Film Classic serie in a restored version, tinted, with a new piano score by 'William Perry' and a credit list at the end. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood: Swanson and Valentino (1980) See more »

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My two reasons to watch this movie
29 August 2000 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

First reason : that film was the one at the première of the weird and spectaculor movie theatre the Roxy, of New York. At my second degree at the university, I have study movie theatres in Quebec and North America, so I have seen a lot of pictures of that première. Closing my eyes, I'm there watching the Gloria Swanson movie. There's a wonderful but sad photography of miss Swanson, very diva in the ruins of the Roxy in 1960, like she was returning to the very chic place of her past fame. Second reason to watch this : Pauline Garon. She was a French Canadian from Montreal and have play in many Hollywood films of the silent era. Nobody here remember her, but in the newspaper of Quebec during the 1920's, all her films were big success, just because she was in it. See our lovely patriot having success in Hollywood! People here were very pround of her and she when she came in my home town of Trois- Rivières, en 1932, she was welcomed here like she was the biggest star of all time! In that movie, I saw her for the first time. Beautiful blonde plays a flapper. Now! What about the film? I don't think it represents the best from Gloria Swanson, but it shows what films for women will be in the 1930's. Seeing miss Swanson in the banal melodrama, we sometimes think of films of Bette Davis or Joan Crawford. This isn't a great silent movie, but it can represent the regular factory film of Hollywood of the time.


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