Arthur V Johnson and Mary Pickford in The Awakening 1909 02

   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 V Johnson and Mary Pickford in The Awakening 1909 03

   Arthur Johnson and Mary Pickford