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The Captive (1915)

With her brother killed Sonya is given Turkish captive Mahmud to do the hard work on the farm. After they become fond of each other he strikes a Turkish officer. When peace arrives, his ... See full summary »

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille

Writers:

Cecil B. DeMille (based on the play by), Jeanie Macpherson (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Blanche Sweet ... Sonya Martinovich
House Peters ... Muhamud Hassan
Gerald Ward Gerald Ward ... Milos Martinovich
Page Peters ... Marko Martinovitch
Jeanie Macpherson ... Milka
Theodore Roberts ... The Burgomaster
William Elmer ... Turkish Officer (as Billy Elmer)
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With her brother killed Sonya is given Turkish captive Mahmud to do the hard work on the farm. After they become fond of each other he strikes a Turkish officer. When peace arrives, his blow costs him his noble lands. She is burned out of her house. They meet again on the road with nothing but each other. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1915 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$12,154 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The 34 Year Old Cecil B. DeMille
17 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Once DeMille joined forces with Jeanie Macpherson, he was able to write original screenplays like this one rather than relying totally on adapting novels or plays. This film says a lot more about the relationship between DeMille and Macpherson than it does about the characters.


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