Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Few directors were as successful in coaxing a convincing performance out of the beautiful but highly variable actress Mae Murray as her longtime husband Robert Z. Leonard. In the Leonard-directed The Bride's Awakening, wealthy Elaine Bronson (Murray) is promised in marriage to socialite Richard Earle (Lew Cody). Like everyone else around her, Elaine is much taken by Earle's suave sophistication and honeyed words. Only after their marriage does the heroine realize that Earle is nothing more than a craven fortune hunter. In the manner later adopted by MGM, Elaine is shown suffering majestically in mink, surrounded by such trappings of wealth as country estates, custom-made roadsters and private golf courses.
bride, grief, guardian, loot, youth