Forbidden Fruit (1921)
DVD5 | Silent with English intertitles | NTSC 4:3 (704 x 480) | AC3 2.0 @ 256 Kbps | 01:26:30 | 2,89 Gb
Genre: Melodrama | USA
Rare old film from the amazing David S. Bradley Film Collection at Indiana University.
A beautiful shopgirl with a worthless layabout husband gets to live out her Cinderella fantasy when a rich acquaintance needs some eye candy to trick a male visitor into staying in town. Essentially she becomes an escort - but with clothes like these, who cares about dignity? (Cecil B. DeMille, whatever his other flaws as a director, is always on point with his costume game.) The problem comes when she and the mark really do fall (duh) for each other, and her husband, eager to get rich quick to impress her, turns to crime.