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The Awakening (1928)

The Awakening (1928) is a feature film directed by Victor Fleming.


Victor Fleming
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Credited cast:
Vilma Bánky ... Marie Ducrot
Walter Byron ... Count Karl von Hagen
Louis Wolheim ... Le Bete
George Davis George Davis ... The Orderly
William Orlamond ... Grandfather Ducrot
Carl von Haartman Carl von Haartman ... Lt. Franz Geyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack McDonald Jack McDonald


The Awakening (1928) is a feature film directed by Victor Fleming.

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Drama | Romance







Release Date:

17 November 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Innocent See more »


Box Office


$762,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone) (music, sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"The Awakening" cost $762,000 to make, and after deducting costs of distribution, prints, and advertising, Samuel Goldwyn, Inc., pocketed only $50,000 profit from the film's run. See more »


Written by Irving Berlin
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Lost film
30 April 2008 | by dooleyben-1See all my reviews

Just for any researcher trawling the web for info

about this film I can tell you that it about or contains incest. I found this in an article on American

censorship from October 1930, in the British film magazine Close Up. The critic was expressing

bemusement at the fact that this film was allowed to be shown in America while the Soviet film Village of Sin was banned, based on the claim that 'it doesn't happen here'. The American critic's point was that American films get away with more than foreign films in the US because of the US fear of 'insidious foreign propaganda'.

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