LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateApril 20, 1919 (1919-04-20) Based onSalt of the Earth
by George Weston WriterEve Unsell, George Weston (story) ProducersAdolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky Similar moviesThe Man Who Forgot (1917), The Black Panthers Cub, A Social Celebrity (1926), Brewsters Millions (1921), The Great Caruso (1951)
Eyes of the Soul is a lost 1919 American silent romantic drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures and Artcraft. The star of the picture is Elsie Ferguson and its director was Emile Chautard.
As described in a film publication, Gloria Swann (Ferguson) is driving Judge Malvin's (Backus) automobile when she nearly runs down Larry Gibson (Standing), a blind soldier in a wheelchair. The two meet often thereafter, with Gloria reading to him and taking him on wheelchair outings. Gloria falls in love with him. Judge Malvin, who loves Gloria, tries to dissuade her, calling the soldier a "blind wreck." When Larry's finances get low, Gloria takes some songs he has written to a music publisher, and, being a cabaret singer, performs them at the Palm Garden club. The songs are a hit, and Larry signs a contract with the publisher. Instead of a mansion with the judge, Gloria ends up living in a boarding house with Larry, but they are happy. Larry is reconciled to the loss of his sight, for he sees through "the eyes of his soul."