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A play, adapted from Tolstoy's novel by Henri Bataille, opened in Paris in 1902. An English translation by Michael Morton opened in New York on 17 Feb ... More Less

A play, adapted from Tolstoy's novel by Henri Bataille, opened in Paris in 1902. An English translation by Michael Morton opened in New York on 17 Feb 1903. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Apr 18
p. 1689.
ETR
1 Jun 18
p. 2083.
MPN
18 May 18
p. 2957, 3002
MPW
16 Jun 17
pp. 3694-95.
MPW
18 May 18
p. 1035.
New York Times
20 May 18
p. 9.
NYDM
18 May 18
p. 702.
Variety
24 May 18
p. 35.
Wid's
12 May 18
pp. 21-22.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Voskraeseniye (Resurrection) by Leo Tolstoy (Moscow, 1899).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
6 May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 April 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12348
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,382
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Katusha, a young peasant who serves as a companion to Prince Nekludov's two maiden aunts, accepts the amorous attentions of the prince on one of his visits to her little Russian village. Forced to confess that she is pregnant with Nekludov's child, she is turned out of the house by the scandalized aunts and forced to have her baby all alone in a peasant's ramshackle barn. After the child's death, Katusha becomes a prostitute, and several years later, she is sentenced to exile in Siberia for a murder she did not commit. Nekludov, one of the jurors, promises to secure the czar's pardon for Katusha, but on her journey to the frozen North, she falls in love with a prisoner named Simonson. Spiritually regenerated, she refuses Nekludov's remorseful offer of marriage and remains with the man who loves ... +


Katusha, a young peasant who serves as a companion to Prince Nekludov's two maiden aunts, accepts the amorous attentions of the prince on one of his visits to her little Russian village. Forced to confess that she is pregnant with Nekludov's child, she is turned out of the house by the scandalized aunts and forced to have her baby all alone in a peasant's ramshackle barn. After the child's death, Katusha becomes a prostitute, and several years later, she is sentenced to exile in Siberia for a murder she did not commit. Nekludov, one of the jurors, promises to secure the czar's pardon for Katusha, but on her journey to the frozen North, she falls in love with a prisoner named Simonson. Spiritually regenerated, she refuses Nekludov's remorseful offer of marriage and remains with the man who loves her. +

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