The Awakening (1928)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Producer Sam Goldwyn gave his usual deluxe treatment to the 1928 Vilma Banky vehicle The Awakening. Her Hungarian accent unheard, Banky plays French country lass Marie Ducrot, whose name is "mud" after she is compromised by a German soldier (Walter Byron). Turning to religion, Banky becomes one of the "sisters in white" in the field hospitals of World War 1. Meanwhile, the soldier, having been told that Banky is dead, finds out that the report was premature and greatly exaggerated. The script, by Carey Wilson and Frances Marion, is pretty soggy stuff, but "man's man" director Victor Fleming does wonders with the material.



war, Germany, love, soldier