The Captive (1915 film)

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The Captive is an American silent-era film released on April 22, 1915. It was released on five reels.[3] The film was written, directed, edited, and produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Jesse L. Lasky was another producer and Jeanie MacPherson worked with DeMille to write the screenplay. The film is based on a play written by Cecil B. DeMille and Jeanie MacPherson. The Captive grossed over $56,000[4] on a budget of $12,154.[5] Blanche Sweet stars as Sonia Martinovich, alongside House Peters who stars as Mahmud Hassan. The film details the romantic war-era plight of Sonia and her lover Mahmud.

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The Captive
Front of a pamphlet for the film
Directed byCecil B. DeMille
Written byCecil B. DeMille
Jeanie MacPherson
Story byCecil B. DeMille
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
Jesse L. Lasky
StarringBlanche Sweet
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Edited byCecil B. DeMille
Jesse Lasky Feature Plays
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 22, 1915 (1915-04-22)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles
Box office$56,074.88[1][2]