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|~Cecil B. DeMille~
Born: August 21, 1881 in Ashfield, MA, USA
Died: January 21, 1959 in Hollywood, CA, USA
|~Cecil B. DeMille with
film Composer Carli
|~Los Angeles Times, 1959~
Cecil B. DeMille was a giant of the motion picture industry because he knew what the public wanted —
and he was willing to work hard and spend the enormous sums necessary to provide it.
The DeMille story virtually tells the history of Hollywood movies. His first picture "The Squaw Man"
(1914), made in a Hollywood barn with his two partners, was the first full-length movie.
His 70th and last film, the remake of "The Ten Commandments" (1956), was at its release the biggest
and costliest in history at $13.5 million.
He introduced effect lighting, the camera boom, the soundproof camera and color. He obtained the
system of bank credit for the studios, made the first million-dollar-plus picture with his 1923 version
of "The Ten Commandments" and became the master of the epic spectacle.
And as DeMille turned out bigger and better pictures he probably developed more stars than any
other individual in the business. He became a giant in a very real, as well as mythological, sense. He
was loved, feared, hated — but always respected.
— Gene Blake in the Los Angeles Times Jan. 22, 1959
Walking Back (1928) (uncredited)
The King of Kings (1927)
The Volga Boatman (1926)
The Road to Yesterday (1925)
The Golden Bed (1925)
Feet of Clay (1924)
The Ten Commandments (1923)
Adam's Rib (1923) ... Movie Still Code: 513-X
Saturday Night (1922)
Fool's Paradise (1921)
The Affairs of Anatol (1921) (uncredited)
... aka A Prodigal Knight (UK)
Forbidden Fruit (1921)
Something to Think About (1920)
Why Change Your Wife? (1920)
Male and Female (1919)
For Better, for Worse (1919)
Don't Change Your Husband (1919)
The Squaw Man (1918)
Till I Come Back to You (1918)
We Can't Have Everything (1918)
Old Wives for New (1918)
The Whispering Chorus (1918)
The Devil-Stone (1917)
Nan of Music Mountain (1917) (uncredited)
The Woman God Forgot (1917)
The Little American (1917) (uncredited)
A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)
Lost and Won (1917) (uncredited)
Joan the Woman (1917)
The Dream Girl (1916)
Maria Rosa (1916)
The Heart of Nora Flynn (1916)
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1916)
The Golden Chance (1915)
The Cheat (1915) (uncredited)
Chimmie Fadden Out West (1915)
Chimmie Fadden (1915)
The Arab (1915)
The Wild Goose Chase (1915)
The Captive (1915)
The Unafraid (1915)
... aka The Unexpected (USA: review title)
The Warrens of Virginia (1915)
After Five (1915)
The Girl of the Golden West (1915)
The Ghost Breaker (1914)
Rose of the Rancho (1914)
The Man from Home (1914)
What's His Name (1914)
The Virginian (1914)
The Call of the North (1914)
The Man on the Box (1914) (co-director) (uncredited)
The Only Son (1914)
The Master Mind (1914) (uncredited)
Brewster's Millions (1914)
The Squaw Man (1914) (uncredited)
... aka The White Man (UK)