The Awakening of Helena Richie (film)
|Director John W. Noble|
|Release date December 18, 1916 (1916-12-18)|
Based on The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
Writer Margaret Deland (novel), John W. Noble (scenario)
The Awakening of Helena Richie is a surviving 1916 silent film produced by B. A. Rolfe and distributed by Metro Pictures. It is based on the 1906 novel, The Awakening of Helena Richie, by Margaret Deland and the 1909 Broadway play based on the novel starring Margaret Anglin and then child actor Raymond Hackett.
This silent film version brings Ethel Barrymore to the Helena Richie role (as Anglin refused to do films) and Barrymore's surname meant better business in the movie world. This film still survives in the Library of Congress and was reputed to be Barrymore's favorite of her silent film work.
Actor Robert Cummings also played his same part in the 1909 Broadway play.
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