Fun Size Review: Made for Love (1926)

Not directed by Cecil B. DeMille but with many of his trademarks, including love with exotic flashbacks. The plot is absolutely delicious hokum and involves both romance and archaeology.

Leatrice Joy is a delight as the heroine of the picture, who just wants her boyfriend to show as much interest in her as he does in dusty tombs and has a rather nice action girl sequence in the bargain. The plot hasn’t a brain in its head but that’s kind of the point. Relax and enjoy the pure, unadulterated kitsch.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Leatrice and her fella are trapped in a tomb and he finally figures out that love is pretty swell. They are rescued but still mushy when the film fades out.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Candy Corn Jello. Kitschy, old school fun.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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  1. Shari Polikoff

    Candy Corn Jello? Is there such a thing? Well, like most fans, I love Leatrice in anything, and I did find this film absolutely delicious.

  2. Marie Roget

    Ah, Lovely Leatrice- this film really is the kick! That decides it: we are watching Made for Love along with Eve’s Leaves this evening after the party goers have gone back home (doing a NYE buffet for neighbors and friends, then watching fireworks on the pier).

    If you can’t stay up all night on New Year’s, when can you 😉

    Happy New Year’s Day to all, a little early! May 2019 be far, far better for man, beast, and planet than 2018 proved to be.

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