Bound and Gagged (serial)

Bound and Gagged is a 1919 American silent film serial produced by George B. Seitz Productions and distributed by Pathé. It was a spoof of the cliched melodramatic serials of the era.

Bound and Gagged
Directed byGeorge B. Seitz
Written byFrank Leon Smith
StarringMarguerite Courtot
George B. Seitz
Nellie Burt
Harry Semels
Frank Redman
George B. Seitz Productions
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • October 26, 1919 (1919-10-26)
Running time
10 chapters
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

It was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when many early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there at the beginning of the 20th century.[1][2][3]

Four episodes survive in the Library of Congress film archive.[4]


  • Marguerite Courtot as Princess Istra
  • George B. Seitz as Archibald A. Barlow
  • Nellie Burt as Margaret Hunter
  • Harry Semels as Don Esteban Carnero
  • Frank Redman as Roger Kipley
  • John Reinhardt as Oscar Ben Glade
  • Tom Goodwin as Willard Hunter
  • Joe Cuny as Barcelona Ben
  • Harry Stone
  • Bert Starkey

Chapter Titles

  1. The Wager
  2. Overboard
  3. Help! Help!
  4. An Unwilling Princess
  5. Held For Ransom
  6. Out Again, In Again
  7. The Fatal Error
  8. Arrested
  9. A Harmless Princess
  10. Hopley Takes The Liberty


  1. Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing - CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8
  2. "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Archived from the original on 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  3. Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5
  4. "Bound and Gagged". Retrieved February 25, 2013.

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