Starring Clara Kimball Young
Motion Picture Magazine
April-May, 1920

Marjorie Rambeau created a dramatic furor in the stage version of "Eyes of Youth." Clara Kimball Young does the same thing in her umbrageous translation. Not since the good old days have we seen Clara so gloriously gowned, so well photographed or so powerfully emotional. I feel that in making the Oriental seer who shows the young heroine what would happen should she choose the path of duty, wealth, fame, or love, a philanthropist who savors of an effort to mimic the altruism of the chink in "Broken Blossoms" and "The Miracle Man," the director has made a mistake. For the character is neither subtly nor poetically played and adds nothing to the effectiveness of the picture. Miss Young was most sympathetic as the woman grown old doing her duty, and most gloriously realistic as the opera singer in the fame episode. Her depiction of the drug addict savored simply of theatricalisms and grease-paint. "Eyes of Youth" is a decidedly well-produced picture. Every girl cannot help wishing that she, too, might have a crystal in which to see the results of her choice at the "Crossroads of life." I found Edmund Lowe good to look upon as the hero and Milton Sills smugly correct in a minor role.

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