Over the years, there have been numerous screen adaptations of Tolstoy's novel, with the setting in this case transplanted to China from Russia. While contemporary accounts indicate this version adhered closely to the novel's plot, a popular added attraction was included for the film's premiere showing: at midpoint in the film, there was an intermission, during which leading lady Yang Naimei came on stage and performed a song. It proved so popular with the opening night audience that she repeated it the next night as well.
Liangxin Fuhuo (1926) 良心复活 (Resurrection)
alternate title: Chanhui (1926) 忏悔 (Repentance)
literal English title: (Conscience Revived)
Mingxing. Silent. 12 reels. Premiered December 22, 1926 at the Palace. Direction: Bu Wancang. Screenplay and Program notes: Bao Tianxiao, adapted from the Russian novel of the same title by Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Cinematography: Dong Keyi. Cast: Yang Naimei (Lüwa), Zhu Fei (Yi Daowen), Tan Zhiyuan (Daowen’s father), Yu Ci (Daowen’s mother), Shen Lixia (Yi Mengli), Li Shifan (Lüwa’s aunt), Li Li'na (Ke Meixian), Gong Jianong (Lin Kefa), Maxu Weibang (Mei Lifu), Wang Mengshi (Judge Wang), Tang Jie (warden), Wang Junfu (prison guard), Xiao Ying (Xiao Yuedong), Wang Xianzhai (Wang Xian).
[right, poster for《Resurrection》]