Bound in Morocco

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Bound in Morocco
Bound in Morocco1918newspaperad.jpg
Newspaper ad for Bound in Morocco and Mack Sennett's The Summer Girls (1918)
Directed byAllan Dwan
Produced byDouglas Fairbanks
Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byAllan Dwan (scenario)
Screenplay byElton Thomas
Story byElton Thomas
StarringDouglas Fairbanks
CinematographyHugh McClung
Fairbanks Pictures Corp.
Distributed byFamous Players-Lasky/Artcraft Pictures
Gaumont (France)
Release date
  • June 28, 1918 (1918-06-28) (U.S.)
  • May 21, 1920 (1920-05-21) (France)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Bound in Morocco is a 1918 American silent action comedy romance film starring Douglas Fairbanks. Fairbanks produced and wrote the film's story and screenplay (under the pseudonym Elton Thomas), and Allan Dwan directed.[1] The film was produced by Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation and distributed by Famous Players-Lasky/Artcraft Pictures.[2]


As described in a film magazine,[3] George Travelwell (Fairbanks), an American youth motoring in Morocco, discovers that the governor of El Harib (Campeau) has seized a young American woman for his harem. Disguised as an inmate of the harem, George nearly wrecks the place while he rescues her. One thrilling incident follows upon the heels of another in their attempts to get away, and it ends with him setting one tribe against another, leaving them free to peacefully ride away.


Preservation status[edit]

Bound in Morocco is now considered to be a lost film.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Focus on Film , Issues 1-12. Tantivy Press. 1970. p. 28.
  2. ^ "Bound in Morocco (1918)". Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Reviews: Bound in Morocco". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (8): 25. August 24, 1918.
  4. ^ Vance, Jeffrey (2008). Douglas Fairbanks. University of California Press. p. 57. ISBN 0520256670. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  5. ^ Bound in Morocco at; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)

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