DeMille, Cecil B.: Career; Filmography

In a career spanning close to five decades, Cecil B. DeMille made 70 features, of which 52 are silent films.

The first 24 of his silent films were made in the first 3 of his career (1913-1916).

Eight of his films were “epics” with five of those classified as “Biblical.”

Seven of DeMille’s films including The Arab, The Wild Goose Chase, Chimmie Fadden, The Dream Girl, The Devil-Stone, We Can’t Have Everything, and The Squaw Man (1918) were destroyed and are considered lost.

Silent films
The Squaw Man (1914)
The Call of the North (1914)
The Virginian (1914)
What’s His Name (1914)
The Man from Home (1914)
Rose of the Rancho (1914)
The Girl of the Golden West (1915)
The Warrens of Virginia (1915)
The Unafraid (1915)
The Captive (1915)
The Wild Goose Chase (1915, Lost)
The Arab (1915, Lost)
Chimmie Fadden (1915)
Kindling (1915)
Carmen (1915)
Chimmie Fadden Out West (1915)
The Cheat (1915)
Temptation (1915, Lost)[321]
The Golden Chance (1915)
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1916)
The Heart of Nora Flynn (1916)
Maria Rosa (1916)
The Dream Girl (1916, Lost)
Joan the Woman (1917)
A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)
The Little American (1917)
The Woman God Forgot (1917)
The Devil-Stone (1917)
The Whispering Chorus (1918)
Old Wives for New (1918)
We Can’t Have Everything (1918, Lost)
Till I Come Back to You (1918)
The Squaw Man (1918, Lost)
Don’t Change Your Husband (1919)
For Better, for Worse (1919)
Male and Female (1919)
Why Change Your Wife? (1920)
Something to Think About (1920)
Forbidden Fruit (1921)
The Affairs of Anatol (1921)
Fool’s Paradise (1921)
Saturday Night (1922)
Manslaughter (1922)
Adam’s Rib (1923)
The Ten Commandments (1923)
Triumph (1924)
Feet of Clay (1924, Lost)
The Golden Bed (1925)
The Road to Yesterday (1925)
The Volga Boatman (1926)
The King of Kings (1927)
The Godless Girl (1929)

Sound films
Dynamite (1929)
Madam Satan (1930)
The Squaw Man (1931)
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
This Day and Age (1933)
Four Frightened People (1934)
Cleopatra (1934)
The Crusades (1935)
The Plainsman (1936)
The Buccaneer (1938)
Union Pacific (1939)
North West Mounted Police (1940)
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
Unconquered (1947)
Samson and Delilah (1949)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
The Ten Commandments (1956)

Directing or Producing credit

Films which DeMille produced or assisted in directing, credited or uncredited.
Brewster’s Millions (1914, Lost)
The Master Mind (1914)
The Only Son (1914, Lost)
The Man on the Box (1914)
The Ghost Breaker (1914, Lost)
After Five (1915)[328]
Nan of Music Mountain (1917)

Chicago (1927, Producer)
When Worlds Collide (1951, Executive Producer)
The War of the Worlds (1953, Executive Producer)
The Buccaneer (1958, Producer)