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Mary Pickford and Arthur Johnson
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Scenario by Mary Pickford
Cinematography G.W. Bitzer
Starring Mary Pickford, Arthur V. Johnson
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date September 30, 1909
Running time 9 min.
Country United States
Language Silent, English intertitles
"The Awakening" is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of Arthur V. Johnson and Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.
A man reluctantly marries a woman only to get his inheritance. The film is notable for the fact that it is the first of only few attempts by Mary Pickford to write a screenplay.
Arthur Johnson and Mary Pickford
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