Bound in Morocco (1918)

Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Although a solid supporting cast helps, the buoyant personality of Douglas Fairbanks is the main asset in this slight Arabian tale. A young American (Fairbanks) is traveling through Morocco when he is called on to help rescue a mother (Edythe Chapman) and her daughter (Pauline Curley). Basha El Harib (Frank Campeau) has chosen the girl as the newest addition to his harem, but Fairbanks tricks the villain by disguising himself as a woman. He is brought into the harem's quarters, where he finds the girl and fights his way through most of Morocco's bad guys to aid in her escape. Fairbanks and the girl take leave of the desert together, but that isn't the end of the film. Next comes a title card reading, "One hundred years later," and the final shot shows a graveyard -- a twisted bit of Fairbanks humor.