Resurrection (1927 film)

Resurrection was thought to be a lost[1][2] 1927 Hollywood adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy novel Resurrection. Filmmaker Edwin Carewe adapted the book to a feature-length silent production starring Dolores del Río and featuring an appearance by Ilya Tolstoy who co-wrote the script. In 1931, Edwin Carewe directed an all-talking remake of this film starred by Lupe Vélez.

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Directed byEdwin Carewe
Produced byEdwin Carewe Productions
Written byEdwin Carewe
Finis Fox
Leon Tolstoi (Novel)
StarringDolores del Río
Rod La Rocque
Rita Carewe
Marc McDermott
CinematographyRobert Kurrle
Edited byJeanne Spencer
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
March 19, 1927 (1927-03-19)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Katyusha, a country girl, is seduced and abandoned by Prince Dimitry. Dimitry finds himself, years later, on a jury trying the same Katyusha for a crime he now realizes his actions drove her to. He follows her to imprisonment in Siberia, intent on redeeming her and himself as well.



Cited with approval in Frankel, Viktor E., "Man's Search for Meaning," ca. 1945.

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