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  Vilma Banky.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Awakening
(1928) American
B&W : Nine reels / 8081 feet
Directed by Victor Fleming

Cast: Vilma Banky [Marie Ducrot], Walter Byron [Count Karl von Hagen], Louis Wolheim [Le Bête], George Davis [the orderly], William H. Orlamond [Grandfather Ducrot], Carl von Haartman [Lieutenant Franz Geyer], David Findlay, Arno Frey, Owen Gorin, George Jackson, Virginia Jolley, Anna Kaloustian, Babe London, Viatseslav Savitsky, Henry Schultz, Ferdinand Schumann-Heink, Paul Vasel, Ann Warrington, Bert Woodruff, Yola d’Avril

Samuel Goldwyn, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Scenario by Carey Wilson, from a screen story by Frances Marion. Art direction by William Cameron Menzies. Song “Marie” by Irving Berlin (music and lyrics). Music score by Hugo Riesenfeld. Cinematography by George Barnes. Intertitles by Katherine Hilliker and H.H. Caldwell. Edited by Viola Lawrence, Katherine Hilliker and H.H. Caldwell. Presented by Samuel Goldwyn. / © 5 December 1928 by Samuel Goldwyn, Incorporated [LP25887]. Released 17 November 1928. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20.1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version (at 7972 feet) by United Artists Corporation. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.


Review: [Photoplay, April 1929, page 8] First starring picture of Vilma Banky and Walter Byron. He’s a nice looking lad. A “Marie-Odile” plot.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 26 January 2015.

References: MoPicAlmanac-1929 p. 11; Quirk-Colman p. 119; Smith-Colman p. 299 : Photoplay-192904 p. 8 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Arne Andersen.

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