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The Awakening of Ruth

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The Awakening of Ruth
Directed byEdward H. Griffith
Written byLucien Hubbard
StarringShirley Mason
George J. Forth
Donald Hall
CinematographyFred S. Brace
Perfection Pictures
Edison Studios
Distributed byGeorge Kleine System
Release date
September 17, 1917
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The Awakening of Ruth is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Edward H. Griffith and starring Shirley Mason, George J. Forth and Donald Hall.[1]


  • Shirley Mason as Ruth Hoagland
  • George J. Forth as Bob Winthrop
  • Joseph Burke as Reuben Hoagland
  • William T. Hayes as Reverend Josiah Arbuthnot
  • Donald Hall as Dr. William Strong
  • Sally Crute as Fay Harrington
  • Jessie Stevens as Mrs. Greer
  • Edward Elkas as Joseph Ulrich
  • David Davies as Henri Ressori
  • Carolyn Lee as Rosaline Fothergill


  1. ^ Matheson p.207


  • Matheson, Sue. The John Ford Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

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