The Great Awakening (film)

The Great Awakening
Directed by Reinhold Schünzel
Produced by Douglas MacLean
William Sekely
Alexander Korda (exec.producer; uncredited)
Written by Howard Estabrook
Nicholas Joy
Starring Alan Curtis
Ilona Massey
Billy Gilbert
Binnie Barnes
Sig Arno
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • September 10, 1941 (1941-09-10)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Great Awakening (1941) is an American historical film directed by Reinhold Schünzel and starring Alan Curtis, Ilona Massey and Billy Gilbert. The film was produced by Gloria Pictures Corporation, and released by United Artists.

The film, sometimes known by the alternative title New Wine, was the last directed by Schünzel who was an exile from Nazi Germany.[1]


Austrian composer Franz Schubert flees from Vienna to avoid conscription, ending up in Hungary where he falls in love.[2]



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.433
  2. Langman p.82


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