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Prisoner of Caucasus (1911)

Kavkazskij plennik (original title)
A Russian officer is captured by the Circassians, and is brought to the village as a festival is being held, where feats of prowess and strength are being performed. A Circassian maid falls... See full summary »

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Mikhail Tamarov
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A Russian officer is captured by the Circassians, and is brought to the village as a festival is being held, where feats of prowess and strength are being performed. A Circassian maid falls in love with the handsome officer, and when the men have gone forth to meet the attacking Russians she releases him from prison, and he escapes by swimming across the river. Unable to endure life without him, she finds oblivion beneath the waves. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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russia | caucasus | See All (2) »

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Short | Drama

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8 March 1911 (USA)  »

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The film is well worth seeing for the series of pictures alone
9 December 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A well told story, possessing pictorial qualities of unusual merit. The film is well worth seeing for the series of pictures alone. The scenes depicting life in the Caucasus are all interesting and the pictures give points selected for the background of the different scenes that are admirable. The capture and escape of the prisoner, with the love story interwoven with it, are good, but it does not appear why the girl was moved to commit suicide because the man she loved was gone. Not the slightest intimation is given that he does not intend to return, which makes the suicide seem altogether useless, or unfounded. The excellent pictorial qualities save this film. - The Moving Picture World, March 23, 1911


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