When Love Was Blind (1917)

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When Mr. Grayson (Thomas Curran) dies, his blind daughter Eleanor (Florence La Badie) is left in the care of a housekeeper. Grayson's art studio is taken over by Burton Lester (Boyd Marshall), and a romance develops between Eleanor and Lester, even though he is married, and he pays for an operation to give her sight. After she gains use of her eyes, Eleanor goes to New York and finishes one of her father's paintings. It is considered a masterpiece, and she earns wide recognition. She is courted by Frank Hargreave, a society man (Harris Gordon), who has a frivolous sister, Vera (Gladys Leslie). When Vera loses a valuable necklace at a cabaret, Burton (who by now has gotten a divorce) helps her get it back. Hargreave gives Eleanor the cold shoulder when he finds out about her past, and Eleanor believes Burton and Vera are involved. She decides to leave town, but she and Burton reconcile their differences and they end up together. This muddled scenario received equally muddled direction by Frederick Sullivan and was a subpar program feature.