~The Captive God~
1916
Directed by: Charles Swickard

Written by:
Monte M. Katterjohn (screenplay & story)
~Cast~

William S. Hart ... Chiapa
Enid Markey ... Lolomi
P. Dempsey Tabler  ... Mexitli
Dorothy Dalton ... Tecolote
Robert McKim ... Montezuma
Dorcas Matthews ... Maya
Herbert Farjeon ... Cacama
Bob Kortman ... Tuyos
William Desmond
~Remaining Credits~

Production Companies:
Kay-Bee Pictures
New York Motion Picture

Distribution Company: Triangle Distributing

Produced by: Thomas H. Ince
Cinematography by: Joseph H. August & Clyde De Vinna
Art Direction by: Martin J. Doner
Scenic Effects: Martin J. Doner

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: July 23, 1916
~Plot Synopsis~
This early epic is set in 16th-century Mexico amidst a carefully researched and painstakingly detailed
recreation of an East coast Aztec village. The people there are peaceful and when a Spanish child
washes up half-drowned upon the shore, they adopt him. Years pass and as he was raised by the
leader, he becomes the new leader. One day a war-like tribe attacks the village and captures the
young man. They hold him captive in preparation for sacrifice to the gods. While incarcerated he falls
in love with the rival chief's daughter. When she learns that he is to die, she sneaks to the coastal
village to warn them. A terrifying battle ensues as they struggle to get their leader back, but in the end
they succeed and peace is restored.

Plot Synopsis by Sandra Brennan, AllMovie.com