The Love of Sunya

The Love of Sunya (also known as The Loves of Sunya) is an American silent drama film made in 1927.wikipedia
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Gloria Swanson

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Produced by and starring Gloria Swanson, it also stars John Boles and Pauline Garon.
She also produced her own films, including Sadie Thompson and The Love of Sunya. In 1929, Swanson transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser. Personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s when she moved into theater, and later television.

John Boles (actor)

John Boles
Produced by and starring Gloria Swanson, it also stars John Boles and Pauline Garon.
In 1927, he returned to Hollywood to star in The Love of Sunya (1927) opposite Gloria Swanson, which was a big success for him.

Albert Parker (director)

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It was directed by Albert Parker, and was based on the play The Eyes of Youth by Max Marcin and Charles Guernon.
The Love of Sunya (1927)

Pauline Garon

Produced by and starring Gloria Swanson, it also stars John Boles and Pauline Garon.
She co-starred with Gloria Swanson and John Boles in The Love of Sunya (1927).

Hugh Miller (actor)

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He found success on Broadway, as Mr. Jingle in Pickwick in 1927; and in Hollywood, in the Gloria Swanson film The Love of Sunya, that same year.

Ivan Lebedeff

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The Love of Sunya (1927) - Ted Morgan

Max Marcin

It was directed by Albert Parker, and was based on the play The Eyes of Youth by Max Marcin and Charles Guernon. She chose to film another adaptation of Max Marcin and Charles Guernon's play as it had been filmed once before in 1919 starring Clara Kimball Young and was a resounding success on Broadway.
The Love of Sunya (1927), based on Marcin's play The Eyes of Youth

Andrés de Segurola

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The Love of Sunya (1927)

Roxy Theatre (New York City)

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The Love of Sunya premiered at the grand opening of the Roxy Theatre in New York City on March 11, 1927.
It opened on March 11, 1927 with the silent film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson.

Raymond Hackett

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The Love of Sunya (1927)

Sadie Thompson

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Swanson agreed but ended up filming the more controversial Sadie Thompson (1928) instead which became her most successful independent production.
In 1927, Swanson released her first independent film for United Artists, The Love of Sunya which was filmed on her terms in New York City and was the opening night film of the Roxy Theatre.

Eyes of Youth

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She chose to film another adaptation of Max Marcin and Charles Guernon's play as it had been filmed once before in 1919 starring Clara Kimball Young and was a resounding success on Broadway.
The story was remade as The Love of Sunya (1927) starring Gloria Swanson and with Albert Parker once again directing.

Silent film

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The Love of Sunya (also known as The Loves of Sunya) is an American silent drama film made in 1927.

Drama (film and television)

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The Love of Sunya (also known as The Loves of Sunya) is an American silent drama film made in 1927.

Clara Kimball Young

Clara Kimball
She chose to film another adaptation of Max Marcin and Charles Guernon's play as it had been filmed once before in 1919 starring Clara Kimball Young and was a resounding success on Broadway.

William Randolph Hearst

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Swanson ignored advice to shoot the film in Hollywood and opted to rent space in William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Studios in New York City.

New York City

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The Love of Sunya premiered at the grand opening of the Roxy Theatre in New York City on March 11, 1927. Swanson ignored advice to shoot the film in Hollywood and opted to rent space in William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Studios in New York City.

Multiple exposure

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The production soon ran over budget and was marred by several other problems, mainly a suitable cameraman to deal with the film's intricate double exposures.

George Barnes (cinematographer)

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According to Swanson's autobiography, cinematographer George Barnes was eventually secured though he is given no screen credit.

Joseph M. Schenck

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Due to its failure, producer Joseph M. Schenck convinced Swanson to come back to Hollywood and to film something more commercial.