Made for Love (1926)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Romantic Adventure  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This picture banked on the publicity surrounding the excavation of King Tut's tomb and contained a weak copy of the classic Cecil B. DeMille historical interlude. Nicholas Ainsworth (Edmund Burns) is an Egyptologist who discovers a tomb in which a pair of lovers were buried alive. Intent on digging further, he neglects his wife, Jean (Leatrice Joy), who proceeds to flirt with several other men, including Prince Mahmoud Bey (Bertram Grassby), who is a tomb robber. Mahmoud is determined to get Ainsworth out of the way and has the excavation site dynamited to seal him inside. Jean, however, happens to be there, too, and she is entombed along with him. While they are wondering if help will ever come, Ainsworth comes to the realization that he should be paying more attention to his wife. At the last possible moment, the couple is rescued. One of the biggest mistakes actress Leatrice Joy made was following Cecil B. DeMille after he left Paramount in 1925. They had a falling out almost immediately and he handed her over to other directors in his production company, most of whom made films that weren't worthy of her talents.

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tomb, love, romance, stranded, trapped