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The Captive (1915) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

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The Captive City (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 8, 2022 From 4 Star Films

The movie opens briskly with a man and a woman racing through Middle America in their car. The shots provide a lovely, claustrophobic framing and closeups of our characters making the moment especially palpable. From what I can glean, this was actually attributed to a man named Hoge, a former grip f... Read full article

The Captive Heart (1946)

By Beatrice on Jan 22, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Captive Heart Directed by Basil Dearden Written by Angus McPhail and Guy Morgan from an original story by Patrick Kirwan 1946/UK Ealing Studios First viewing/Netflix rental This enjoyable?British POW story lost me in the last few minutes. ?It is reportedly the first POW film to be made afte... Read full article

The Captive (1926) redux

By Neve on Sep 25, 2012 From The Baz

Since I did the post on The Captive a few days ago, references to the play seem to keep popping up on Tumblr. So I thought I’d revisit to link to this site:Out History which includes the Brooks Atkinson review quoted on this blog and goes into quite a bit of depth about the incident. Anyone i... Read full article

The Captive (1926)

By Neve on Sep 14, 2012 From The Baz

Time for a look at another of the Baz’s theatre-credits today. This time it’s the deeply controversial (in its time) play THE CAPTIVE. Written by the French dramatist Edouard Bourdet and known in French as La Prisonniere, translated by Arthur Hornblow Jr, it was the talk and scandal of ... Read full article


By Mark on Nov 18, 2008 From Where Danger Lives

For Robert Wise’s 1952 film The Captive City, former Time magazine scribe Alvin Josephy adapted his own short story of a crusading editor who discovers the big city rackets have quietly taken hold in his small corner of the world. The editor, Jim Austin, is played by television icon John Forsy... Read full article

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