The Eyes of the World (1930)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Still in the "Lillian Gish" phase of her career, Una Merkel plays the put-upon heroine in The Eyes of the World. The story begins with an urban romantic triangle involving handsome artist John Holland, his lover Gertrude (Fern Andra), and Gertrude's fossilized millionaire husband Brandon Hurst. Accompanying Gertrude and Hurst on a trip to the mountains, Holland falls in love with hillbilly gal Sybil (Merkel). Insanely jealous, Gertrude arranges for her wastrelly brother Hugh Huntley to seduce and abandon poor Sybil. But Holland sees through the scheme and tells Gertrude where to get off, preferring to spend the rest of his days with his sweetheart of the hills.



artist, love, peeping-tom, romance