Resurrection (1918 film)

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Directed byEdward José
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Screenplay byLeo Tolstoy
Charles E. Whittaker
Based onResurrection (Voskraeseniye)
by Leo Tolstoy
StarringPauline Frederick
Robert Elliott
John St. Polis
Jere Austin
CinematographyNed Van Buren
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 19, 1918 (1918-05-19)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Resurrection is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Edward José and written by Leo Tolstoy and Charles E. Whittaker. The film stars Pauline Frederick, Robert Elliott, John St. Polis, and Jere Austin. The film was released on May 19, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2] It is not known whether the film currently survives, so it may be a lost film.[3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] Katusha (Frederick), a servant, betrayed by Prince Nekludov (Elliott), a Russian officer and member of nobility, is forced through the inexorable Russian custom to become a woman of the streets. As a social outcast she is accused of the murder of prominent merchant and sentenced to Siberia by a jury on which the army officer is a member. Overcome by remorse he seeks the Czar and obtains a pardon for Katusha. Upon his arrival in Siberia he gives her the pardon and offers, in atonement for the wrong he has done her, to make her his wife. In the meantime, however, she has been taught right living by Simonson (St. Polis), a peasant, and is determined to stay with him until his sentence is complete.



  1. ^ "Resurrection (1918) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Resurrection". AFI. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..Resurrection
  4. ^ "Reviews: Resurrection". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (22): 26. May 25, 1918.

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