Soul Of The Cypress 

Story: A fantasy short subject about a young composer whose music coaxes a dryad (a spiritual nymph who is the soul of a tree) out of the tree she dwells in. He is immediately smitten, but she offers him a difficult choice. If he wishes to stay with her he must throw himself into the sea so his immortal soul can be released. 

Scenery: Point Lobos.


  • Director: Dudley Murphy
  • Stars: Chase Harringdine


  • Year: 1921
  • Studio: n/a
  • Film: B&W
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Sound: silent
  • Running time: 7 min. (Some sources say 9 min.)


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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