~The Road to Yesterday~
1925
~Vera Reynolds~
~Plot Synopsis~
Cecil B. DeMille's century-hopping extravaganza The Road to Yesterday begins in the present (1925, that
is). Wealthy Joseph Schildkraut can't understand why his wife Jetta Goudal is so cold to him. Goudal
senses that Schildkraut had once done her dirt....in a previous life. Likewise unhappily married are
William Boyd and Vera Reynolds. All four principals are on an express train which crashes. While
unconscious, the foursome flash back to their previous existences in Elizabethan England. Schildkraut
was then a knight, Goudal a gypsy, and Boyd and Reynolds were royal hangers-on. Just as Schildkraut is
about to burn Goudal at the stake, the four protagonists return to the present. Armed with the
knowledge of their past misdeeds, the lovers all vow to set things right in their current lives. Nobody
believed The Road to Yesterday back in 1925 (any more than anyone believes it today), but everybody
enjoyed it for what it was: a slam-bang piece of pure entertainment.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille    

Written by:
Howard Hawks - titles
Jeanie Macpherson - adaptation
Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland - play

Based on the play  The Road to Yesterday  by Beulah Marie Dix, Evelyn
Greenleaf Sutherland (New York, 31 Dec 1906).
~Cast~

Joseph Schildkraut ...  Kenneth Paulton
Jetta Goudal ...  Malena Paulton
William Boyd ...  Jack Moreland
Vera Reynolds ...  Beth Tyrell
Trixie Friganza ...  Harriet Tyrell
Casson Ferguson ...  Adrian Thompkyns
Julia Faye ...  Dolly Foules
Clarence Burton ...  Hugh Armstrong
Charles West ...  Watt Earnshaw
Josephine Norman ...  Anne Vener
Wilson Benge ...  (uncredited)
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...  Boy Scout (uncredited)
Walter Long ...  Rowdy in burning-at-the-stake scene (uncredited)
Chester Morris ...  Party guest (uncredited)
Sally Rand ...  (uncredited)
Dick Sutherland ...  Torturer (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: DeMille Pictures Corporation

Distributed by: Producers Distributing Corporation (PDC)

Cinematography by: J. Peverell Marley    
Film Editing by: Anne Bauchens  
Art Direction by: Anton Grot, Paul Iribe, Mitchell Leisen & Max Parker    
Set Decoration by: Mitchell Leisen  
Costume Design by: Mitchell Leisen & Clare West    
Assistant Director: Frank Urson

Length: 10 Reels
Runtime: 107 Minutes
Released: November 15, 1925
~Jetta Goudal and Joseph Schildkraut~
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