His Captive Woman
"His Captive Woman" ad in The Film Daily, Jan-Jun 1929 (page 1016 crop).jpg
Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice
Written byCarey Wilson (scenario)
Paul Perez (dialogue, titles)
Based onChangeling, a short story by Donn Byrne from Changeling and Other Stories c.1923
Produced byFirst National Pictures
Richard A. Rowland
StarringMilton Sills
Dorothy Mackaill
CinematographyLee Garmes
Edited byStuart Heisler
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • April 2, 1929 (1929-04-02)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

His Captive Woman is a 1929 American part-talking drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Milton Sills and Dorothy Mackaill. This film is "based on the short story "Changeling" by Donn Byrne in Changeling and Other Stories (New York, 1923)."[1] It was produced and distributed by First National Pictures which was already a subsidiary of the Warner Brothers studios. The Vitaphone sound system was also a subsidiary of Warners. Both Mackaill and Sills as well as director Fitzmaurice had worked together on the previous year's The Barker.[2]



Prints of His Captive Woman are maintained in the Library of Congress and reportedly in the Gosfilmofond Archive.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "AFI|Catalog". catalog.afi.com. Retrieved October 24, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Progressive Silent Film List: His Captive Woman at silentera.com
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection in The Library of Congress, p. 80, c.1978 by The American Film Institute
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: His Captive Woman