Fun Size Review: The Captive (1915)

Fast-paced, quirky and slightly kinky, this early Cecil B. DeMille film deals with a noble Turkish POW and a Montenegrin peasant women on whose farm he works. House Peters is so-so but Blanche Sweet is marvelous.

This film is fun on a stick and highly recommended to anybody who has never seen a DeMille silent. It’s just about an hour long, so perfect for a double feature movie night.

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

They fall in love, of course, she loses her farm and the noble dude loses his fortune, so they decide to start a new life together.

Read my full-length review here, where I investigate and debunk the rumor that DeMille got an extra killed because he insisted on using live ammunition.

If it were a dessert it would be: Chocolate-Glazed Boston Cream Whoopie Pies. Oh, we are bad, aren’t we?

Availability: Released on DVD and Bluray by Olive. (Looks gorgeous too.)


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