Starring Sylvia Beamer and Conrad Nagel
November 18, 1921
"Unseen Forces" is the initial feature produced by Sidney Franklin for Mayflower, released through First National. Carrying an all-star line in its billing the feature is to a large extent far more effective in the acting division than the average picture billed in this manner. The John Cort story has been substantially worked up by Franklin who has turned out a feature that should have a direct appeal to the female followers of the screen.
The psychic ability of the leading character provides the fundamentals
upon which the tale is based. Miriam Holt is the daughter of
a country innkeeper. From childhood, she has been able to foretell
things which are about to befall her acquaintances, and in later
years is brought to the city to display her ability which she
does purely for the benefit of mankind.
Early in life, she falls in love with a young huntsman who stays at her father's place. Believing she loves another, he drops her from his life. After a lapse of several years, they meet again at a house party. He, meantime, has married. The old love springs up, especially when he learns she is unmarried. His wife, a shallow thing, has had an affair with a man whom she really loves but could not get and fell back upon the man she married to gain a social position.
The girl, through her psychic abilities, diagnoses the case of the wife, brings her together with the man she loves, which in turn releases the choice of her own heart.
With Sylvia Breamer, Rosemary Theby and Conrad Nagle topping a long cast, the picture is well fortified in acting. Director Franklin brings out the points to a nicety with the production end displaying artistic ability.
"Unseen Forces" is a program feature of merit.
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