The Captive

The Captive (1915)

Cecil B. DeMille’s thought-to-be-lost 1915 silent film The Captive, is a found treasure. Set during the Balkan Wars, The Captive tells the story of Sonia (Blanche Sweet, The Woman in White), a young woman living in Montenegro and left to care for her younger brother Milos (Gerald Ward, The Warrens of Virginia) and the family farm when older brother Marko (Page Peters, Davy Crockett) goes off to battle. Unable to handle the day-to-day tasks following her brother’s tragic death, help comes in the form of Mahmud Hassan (House Peters, Prisoners of the Storm) a captured Turk nobleman now a prisoner of war. Tasked with helping Sonia, their initial frosty relationship soon melts into love. As the war rages on Sonia, Mahmud and Milos will face near-insurmountable obstacles in their quest for a better life amidst the hell of war.

Writing:
  • Jeanie Macpherson
  • Cecil B. DeMille
Directing:
  • Cecil B. DeMille
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  • Release Date: 1915-04-22
  • Language: en
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 50

House Peters

Muhamud Hassan

Blanche Sweet

Sonya Matinovich

Page Peters

Marko Martinovitch

Theodore Roberts

The burgomaster

William Elmer

Turkish Officer

Tex Driscoll

Soldier

Raymond Hatton

Turkish Soldier
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