A Fool's Awakening (1924)

Melodrama | 28 January 1924

Director:

Harold Shaw

Writer:

Tom J. Hopkins

Cinematographer:

Allen G. Siegler

Production Designer:

J. J. Hughes

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The 15 Dec 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that Metro Pictures Corp. engaged Enid Bennett to star with Harrison Ford in The Living Past, the working title of A Fool's Awakening. ... More Less

The 15 Dec 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that Metro Pictures Corp. engaged Enid Bennett to star with Harrison Ford in The Living Past, the working title of A Fool's Awakening. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
15 Dec 1923
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Tale of Triona by William John Locke (London, 1912).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Living Past
Release Date:
28 January 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
13 February 1924
Copyright Number:
LP19941
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,760
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While escaping Russia during the Revolution, John Briggs, an Englishman employed as a chauffeur to a nobleman, discovers a diary on the dead body of an officer identified as Alexis Triona. The diary describes the man's thrilling exploits among the Bolshevists. Briggs returns to England, continues to work as a chauffeur, and writes stories in his spare time. Following the rejection by publishers of his manuscripts, Briggs uses the stories in Triona's diary, and suddenly he becomes famous. Posing as Triona, he weds Olivia Gale, a beautiful heiress. Eventually, his wife learns his true identity and leaves him. Years later they are ... +


While escaping Russia during the Revolution, John Briggs, an Englishman employed as a chauffeur to a nobleman, discovers a diary on the dead body of an officer identified as Alexis Triona. The diary describes the man's thrilling exploits among the Bolshevists. Briggs returns to England, continues to work as a chauffeur, and writes stories in his spare time. Following the rejection by publishers of his manuscripts, Briggs uses the stories in Triona's diary, and suddenly he becomes famous. Posing as Triona, he weds Olivia Gale, a beautiful heiress. Eventually, his wife learns his true identity and leaves him. Years later they are reunited. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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