Fun Size Review: Forbidden Fruit (1921)

Cecil B. DeMille embraces the Cinderella story– with his own twist, of course. Agnes Ayres plays a beautiful seamstress hired as the bait in a honey trap designed to keep businessman Forrest Stanley at the negotiating table. What he doesn’t know is that she’s really married to a nasty criminal. Since this is DeMille, we also get a fairy tale fantasy sequence with see-through Rococo costumes. Silly but all in good fun.

Forbidden Fruit 1921 Image (46)

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The nasty husband is conveniently bumped off, leaving Ayres free to marry her handsome new suitor. Well, that was tidy and no fairy magic necessary! (Apparently, Cinderella could have gotten faster and easier results from hiring a hitman. Good to know.)

If it were a dessert it would be: Sugar Eggs. Decadent and lovely to look at, though a bit light on substance.

Read my review here and take a gander at those luscious costumes.

Availability: Not yet released on DVD, alas.


  1. Birgit

    Is this the one where she literally kicks off her glass slipper but tried to make it look like it came off by accident? That scene always made me crack up

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