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    His Captive Woman (First National, 1929). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). After killing her sugar-daddy, cabaret dancer Anna (Dorothy Mackaill) escapes to the South Seas where she is apprehended by Tom McCarthy (Milton Sills), a New York detective. Arresting her, McCarthy charters a steamer, which sinks on its way back to New York, leaving Anna and the detective stranded on a remote island. They fall in love on the island and Anna begins to change her ways. They are rescued and Anna stands trial, where Tom comes to her defense. This late comer in the silent film era had talking sequences, with sound effects and a musical score. Mackaill and Sills were both sizable stars for First National at the time of this release. Sills was a philosophy professor at the University of Chicago until lured away to the Broadway stage where his success lead him to film. His career was on the move until he died of an untimely heart attack at age 48 in 1930. This is a beautiful zinc plate lithography. Very Fine on Linen.

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    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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