A review in Variety described this film as "a pinch of "The White Sister,' a seasoning of "The Scarlet Letter,' a large chunk of all the war pictures since 1918, and several slices of small-time baloney." See more »
THE AWAKENING was nominated by the Academy for its Art Direction in the first transitional year of the talkies. A vast number of films from this year are lost and this is no exception. No print or negative materials are known to exist at this time. William Cameron Menzies received his third nomination for this film, having received two the prior year and winning for both.
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