The Magic Eye (1918)

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Silent child star Zoe Rae plays a psychic little girl in this Universal drama. John Bowman (Henry A. Barrows), the captain of a tramp steamer, is concerned that his ship may be torpedoed (this film was made during World War I), so he leaves his wife (Claire DuBrey) and little girl, Shirley (Rae), behind. He leaves them, and his life insurance policy, in the care of Sam Bullard (Charles H. Mailes), the agent of the line. What Bowman doesn't know is that before they met and married, his wife had once run off with Bullard, who then betrayed her. Word arrives that Bowman's vessel has been wrecked, and all aboard have perished. Shirley refuses to believe this since she had a vision in which she saw her father clinging to a raft. The grown-ups dismiss the girl's clairvoyance, and Bullard takes Mrs. Bowman to the city, where he tries to renew his relationship with her while they're collecting the insurance money. While they are away, Shirley gets a message from her father, who has been rescued. She lets him know what is happening and he rushes back to save his wife and give Bullard his just desserts.