Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The "stolen bride" of the title is Sari (Billie Dove), a Hungarian countess. During WWI, Sari falls in love with Franz Pless (Lloyd Hughes), an American-educated soldier in the Hapsburg army. Unable to marry Sari because of the differences in their "stations in life," Franz is forced to kidnap the countess, who doesn't seem all that put out over being an abduction victim. Of interest only as the first American film of European producer-director Alexander Korda, The Stolen Bride lacks the spark and vivacity of Korda's later efforts. Still, he got along just fine with Billie Dove, and went on to direct three more of the actress' vehicles.
aristocracy, commoner, escape, forbidden-love, love, romance, soldier