Cecil B. DeMille Net Worth

Cecil B. DeMille Net Worth is
$10 Million

Cecil B. DeMille Biography

Cecil B. He previously great achievement with Samson and Delilah in 1949 and was nominated for the Academy Award for Greatest Director first for THE BEST Show on the planet in 1952. DeMille directed The Ten Commandments in 1923 which kept the Paramount income record for 25 years. Cecil B. His debut silent film The Squaw Guy in 1914 was credited with placing Hollywood on the map. Cecil created and directed silent movies and films with audio. He began as a stage actor in 1900. DeMille was created in Ashfield, Massachusetts in August 1881 and passed on in January 1959. DeMille was an American film director and maker who experienced a net well worth of $10 million. His 1934 film Cleopatra was his 1st to become nominated for the Academy Award for greatest Picture. DeMille Net Well worth: Cecil B. The film also received the Academy Award for Greatest Picture. DeMille’s last film The Ten Commandments is the 7th highest grossing film ever (modified for inflation). DeMille received an Academy Honorary Award, a Palme d’Or, a DGA Award for Life time Accomplishment, and an Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. DeMille was the 1st recipient of the Golden World Cecil B. DeMille Award. DeMille also received two Golden Globes and was awarded two celebrities on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.Cecil B. DeMille passed on on January 21, 1959 at 77 years aged.

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Quick Facts

Full NameCecil B. DeMille
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1881
DiedJanuary 21, 1959, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.8 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Film Editor
EducationWidener University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
SpouseConstance Adams DeMille
ChildrenKatherine DeMille, Richard de Mille, Cecilia de Mille, John Blount Demille
ParentsHenry Churchill de Mille, Matilda Beatrice deMille
SiblingsWilliam C. deMille, Agnes DeMille
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Director, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
MoviesThe Ten Commandments, The Greatest Show on Earth, The King of Kings, Samson and Delilah, The Sign of the Cross, The Cheat, The Squaw Man, Madam Satan, Union Pacific, The Crusades, Reap the Wild Wind, Male and Female, Joan the Woman, North West Mounted Police, The Plainsman, Unconquered, The Godless Girl, Cleopatra, Why Change Your Wife?, Don't Change Your Husband, Four Frightened People, The Little American, The Buccaneer, The Whispering Chorus, The Story of Dr. Wassell, This Day and Age, The Volga Boatman, The Captive, The Warrens of Virginia, The Affairs of Anatol, Old Wives for New, The Girl of the Golden West, The Road to Yesterday, The Golden Chance, The Virginian, Something to Think About, A Romance of the Redwoods, The Golden Bed, What's His Name, Maria Rosa, Till I Come Back to You, Saturday Night, Fool's Paradise, For Better, for Worse, The Woman God Forgot, The Arab, Chimmie Fadden Out West, Rose of the Rancho, Carmen, Chicago, Adam's Rib

Interesting Facts

1 Highly praised for his ability to manage large crowds of extras, the key to DeMille's success at managing the crowds was to give each extra very specific, detailed instructions on what they were to be doing in any given scene, whether it was crossing the street or walking after a carriage or even just conversing with one another. This gave the scenes featuring large crowds a sense of realism and being alive that they otherwise would have liked.
2 A conservative Republican, DeMille refused to cast liberal Democrat Burt Lancaster in Samson and Delilah (1949) and The Greatest Show On Earth (1952) due to politics, despite Lancaster's imposing physique and real life experience as a circus acrobat, which allowed him to do his own stunts.
3 Charlton Heston, star of DeMille's The Greatest Show On Earth (1952) and DeMille's remake of his own The Ten Commandments (1956), wrote in his autobiography In The Arena of DeMille: "I should have thanked him for my career.".
4 His mother was of Jewish descent.
5 In a swipe at movie censors, published a satirical newspaper article in which he censored Mother Goose rhymes.
6 According to DeMille he fell in love with film after watching The Great Train Robbery (1903) in Manhattan with Jesse L. Lasky. Several days later they lunched with Sam Goldfish (later to change his name to Samuel Goldwyn) and attorney Arthur Friend and formed the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, which later grew to be Paramount Pictures.
7 According to Tim Adler's book about the history of the Mafia in Hollywood, in the late 1930s De Mille was threatened by the mob, which wanted to swindle him while he was in his hospital bed. DeMille stood up from the bed and ordered the gangster to get out of his room, because he -- DeMille -- was not afraid of the Mafia.
8 From 1940 onward, all of the films that he produced and directed were made in color.
9 President of DeMille Pictures Corporation, formed in 1925.
10 Beginning in 1940 and continuing on to the end of his career, DeMille always narrated his films.
11 Even when DeMille directed a contemporary story, he would frequently insert a sequence showing the same stars in a previous historical era, playing earlier incarnations of their modern-day characters. According to Gloria Swanson, who became a star in DeMille's films, he included these scenes because he genuinely believed in reincarnation.
12 Profiled in "American Classic Screen Profiles" by John C. Tibbets and James M. Welch (2010).
13 He was buried alongside his brother William C. de Mille at Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Among the pallbearers were Adolph Zukor, Samuel Goldwyn and Henry Wilcoxon.
14 After The Ten Commandments (1956), his remake of his earlier The Ten Commandments (1923), DeMille began work on a project about Lord Robert Baden-Powell and the Boy Scout movement, but eventually abandoned it in favor of The Buccaneer (1958). The actor he had in mind to play Baden-Powell was David Niven.
15 During his silent movie days, DeMille wanted to film a romantic scene on a California beach. His plan was to film the hero and heroine walking together on the beach as the sun slowly rose over the ocean behind them. He instructed his cameramen to "film the perfect sunrise." However, his cameramen informed him that this would be impossible - the sun does not *rise* over the ocean in California. It *sets!* "Well, then get me a sun-*set*," said DeMille. "We'll use rear-screen projection, and run the film in reverse so it looks like the sun is *rising* in the background." DeMille's camera crew went to the beach and filmed the sun setting over the ocean. A few days later, DeMille filmed the scene with the two actors on a movie soundstage made up to look like the beach. The on-location film of the Pacific sunset was reversed and projected on a rear screen, so that it looked as if the sun was rising slowly on the horizon behind the two actors. The scene was filmed in one take, and DeMille was ecstatic. The following day, DeMille and his crew gathered in a studio screening room to watch the scene. The film looked perfect - until DeMille noticed something that literally reduced him to tears. The reversed "sunrise" behind the two actors looked spectacular - but the waves on the beach were flowing backwards into the ocean, and all the seagulls in the rear projection scene were flying backwards.
16 He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1725 Vine Street; and for Radio at 6240 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
17 Stuntman Jack Montgomery, who played a Christian cavalryman in DeMille's The Crusades (1935), recalled in an interview the tension that existed between DeMille and the dozens of stuntmen hired to do the battle scenes. They resented what they saw as DeMille's cavalier attitude about safety, especially as several stuntmen had been injured, and several horses had been killed, because of what they perceived to be DeMille's indifference. At one point, DeMille was standing on the parapets of the castle, shouting through his megaphone at the "combatants" gathered below. One of them, who had been hired for his expertise at archery, finally tired of DeMille's screaming at them, notched an arrow into his bow and fired it at DeMille's megaphone, the arrow embedding itself into the device just inches from DeMille's head. He quickly left the set and didn't come back that day. He came back the next day, but for the rest of the picture, DeMille never shouted at the stuntmen again.
18 He was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party.
19 An active supporter of the practice of blacklisting real or alleged Communists, progressives and other "subversives", in 1952 DeMille attempted to get Joseph L. Mankiewicz removed as President of the Directors Guild because he would not endorse the DeMille-inspired loyalty oath. Directors George Stevens and John Ford managed to block DeMille's efforts.
20 The lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press (Golden Globe Awards) is named after him.
21 In still another story, DeMille was sitting in a Paramount executive's office, discussing a film he wanted to make. The climax of the film would be yet another huge battle sequence, requiring thousands of extras. When the studio executive complained that it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay all the extras needed for the battle, DeMille smiled wickedly. "I've got that covered," he said. "We'll use real bullets.".
22 In another story, DeMille welcomed a new assistant to his private bungalow on the Paramount Studios lot. "This is an old building," he told the young man. "You'll notice the floor slants down and to the left. I'm placing you in the left side office at the end of the hall, so you can watch the heads as they roll by.".
23 In another famous story, DeMille was on a movie set one day, about to film an important scene. He was giving a set of complicated instructions to a huge crowd of extras, when he suddenly noticed one female extra talking to another. Enraged, DeMille shouted at the extra, "Will you kindly tell everyone here what you are talking about that is so important?". The extra replied, "I was just saying to my friend, 'I wonder when that bald-headed son-of-a-bitch is going to call lunch.'" DeMille glared at the extra for a moment, then shouted, "Lunch!".
24 DeMille is the subject of many Hollywood legends. According to one famous story, DeMille once directed a film that required a huge, expensive battle scene. Filming on location in a California valley, the director set up multiple cameras to capture the action from every angle. It was a sequence that could only be done once. When DeMille shouted "Action!", thousands of extras playing soldiers stormed across the field, firing their guns. Riders on horseback galloped over the hills. Cannons fired, pyrotechnic explosives were blown up, and battle towers loaded with soldiers came toppling down. The whole sequence went off perfectly. At the end of the scene, DeMille shouted "Cut!". He was then informed, to his horror, that three of the four cameras recording the battle sequence had failed. In Camera #1, the film had broken. Camera #2 had missed shooting the sequence when a dirt clod was kicked into the lens by a horse's hoof. Camera #3 had been destroyed when a battle tower had fallen on it. DeMille was at his wit's end when he suddenly remembered that he still had Camera #4, which he had had placed along with a cameraman on a nearby hill to get a long shot of the battle sequence. DeMille grabbed his megaphone and called up to the cameraman, "Did you get all that?". The cameraman on the hill waved and shouted back, "Ready when you are, C.B.!".
25 His son, John Blount Demille, was born in 1913. He was of Spanish descent.
26 He and his wife adopted daughter Katherine DeMille in 1920, when she was 9. He father had died in World War I and her mother died of tuberculosis. Her birth name was Katherine Lester.
27 Died the same day as Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer.
28 To promote The Ten Commandments (1956), he had stone plaques of the commandments posted at government buildings across the country. Many of them are still standing to this day, and some are now the subjects of First Amendment lawsuits.
29 Before casting of Victor Mature as the male lead of Samson and Delilah (1949), DeMille considered using a then unknown bodybuilder named Steve Reeves as Samson, after his original choice, Burt Lancaster, declined due to a bad back. DeMille liked Reeves and thought he was perfect for the part, but a clash between Reeves and the studio over his physique killed that possibility. Almost a decade later, Reeves found fame and stardom appearing in Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) and many other Italian films.
30 Remade four of his own films.
31 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 207-222. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
32 At his death, DeMille was in the process of producing/directing an epic film about the creation of the Boy Scouts, to star James Stewart. His estate papers include a script and extensive research material.
33 He was perhaps the only director to film two remakes of one of his films: The Squaw Man (1914) (the first film he ever directed), The Squaw Man (1918) and The Squaw Man (1931).
34 Grandfather of Cecilia DeMille Presley.
35 A photograph of DeMille working on the set of Cleopatra (1934) appears in the selvage on the right side of a sheet of 10 USA 37¢ commemorative postage stamps, issued 25 February 2003, celebrating American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes.
36 Was the original host of the popular "Lux Radio Theater", which presented one-hour radio adaptations of popular movies, often with the original stars, always with many of the biggest names in Hollywood. DeMille served as host/director of the series from its debut in 1936 until 1944, when a politically-oriented dispute with the American Federation of Radio Artists forced his suspension, and ultimate resignation, from the program. William Keighley succeeded him for the remainder of the program's run.
37 Uncle-in-law of B.P. Fineman.
38 Son of Beatrice DeMille, brother of director William C. de Mille, uncle of Agnes de Mille and Peggy George.
39 Following his death, he was interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever Cemetery) in Los Angeles, California.
40 Only eldest daughter Cecilia de Mille was the DeMilles' natural child, daughter Katherine DeMille and sons John and Richard de Mille being adopted later.
41 DeMille was notable for his courage and athleticism and despised men unwilling to perform dangerous stunts or who had phobias. He criticized Victor Mature on the set of Samson and Delilah (1949), calling him "100 percent yellow".
42 Although married to wife Constance for fifty-six years, DeMille had long-term affairs with two other women: Jeanie Macpherson and Julia Faye, occasionally entertaining both women simultaneously on his yacht or his ranch. His wife knew of the affairs, but preferred to live with their children in the main house.
43 One of the 36 co-founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Net Worth & Salary

Sunset Blvd. (1950) $10,000
The Captive (1915) $500 /week
The Warrens of Virginia (1915) $500 /week


1 Film epics, religious or otherwise.


1 [on why he chose to include a scene of a Roman bacchanal in Manslaughter (1922)] I wished to show that a nation that is addicted to speed and drunkenness is riding for a fall. The best way to achieve this result was to picturize the greatest nation that ever suffered from these vices and show what happened to it. From this, it is easy to drawn a modern parallel.
2 The first star of a motion picture should be its story. If this star is properly cast - with drama turning upon drama in an ever-widening, accelerating orbit - its spectacular production-value satellites fall logically into place. Once the course and character of this first-magnitude star have been charted, it should be surrounded by a galaxy of stars which fit properly into its field. If their brilliance adds lustre to the main star, so much the better.
3 I am not one who would rail at the public if one of my pictures failed to "get across". The public knows art. I have never yet been connected with a failure, but, if I were, I would blame myself, not my audience.
4 I cast Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora, the wife of Moses, after our casting director, Bert McKay called my attention to one scene she played in Sombrero (1953), which was a picture far removed in theme from The Ten Commandments (1956), I sensed in her a depth, an emotional power, a womanly strength which the part of Sephora needed, and which she gave it.
5 For the roles of Samson and Delilah (1949), I selected two players quite deliberately because they embody in a large part of the public mind the essence of maleness and attractive femininity, Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr. That casting was risky. If it turned out that my two leads had nothing to give to the story but the appearance of male strength and female beauty, however superlatively they shone in those qualities, the real point of the story would be lost. But when I saw the rushes of the scene in the grist mill, of Samson mocked in agony and Delilah discovering that the man she has loved and betrayed is now blind, I knew, if I had not known before, that the talents of Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr are more than skin-deep.
6 The critics were less than kind to my selection for the other feminine lead, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri. I think the critics went farther wrong there even than they usually do; I think Anne Baxter's performance was very good. Perhaps the critics were too busy thinking what clever things they could write about our misspelling of Nefretiri's name.
7 Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.
8 [A week before his death, DeMille was asked what his future plans were] Another picture, I imagine... or, perhaps, another world.
9 [on "The Squaw Man"] I love this story so much that as long as I live I will make it every ten years.
10 I didn't write the Bible and didn't invent sin.
11 I make my pictures for people, not for critics.
12 A picture is made a success not on a set but over the drawing board.
13 Every time I make a picture the critics' estimate of American public taste goes down ten percent.
14 It was a theory that died very hard that the public would not stand for anyone dressed in clothes of another period... I got around this objection by staging what we call a vision. The poor working girl was dreaming of love and reading "Tristan and Isolde". The scene faded out, and scenes were depicted on the screen that the girl was supposed to be reading... Thus a bit of costume picture was put over on the man who bought the picture for his theater, and there was no protest from the public.
15 [on the set of North West Mounted Police (1940) when Chief John Big Tree's war whoops became too enthusiastic] Mr. Big Tree, please - if you just moderate it a little. It's too harrowing. After all, this is only a massacre.
16 Give me any two pages of the Bible and I'll give you a picture.
17 [to his crew] You are here to please me. Nothing else on Earth matters.
18 The public is always right


All Cecil B. DeMille pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Creative
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1725 Vine Street.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio On 8 February 1960. At 6240 Vine Street.
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Producer/Director
1957 Boxoffice Blue Ribbon Award Boxoffice Magazine Awards Best Picture of the Month for the Whole Family (January) The Ten Commandments (1956)
1957 Special Award Photoplay Awards The Ten Commandments (1956)
1953 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1953 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Academy Awards, USA
1953 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1953 Lifetime Achievement Award Directors Guild of America, USA
1953 Special Award Photoplay Awards The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1952 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
1950 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA Distinguished motion picture pioneer for 37 years of brilliant showmanship.
1950 Boxoffice Barometer Trophy Boxoffice Magazine Awards Year's Highest-Grossing Picture Samson and Delilah (1949)
1939 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Union Pacific (1939)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1957 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture The Ten Commandments (1956)
1953 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1953 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1935 Mussolini Cup Venice Film Festival Best Foreign Film The Crusades (1935)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1952 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)



The Buccaneer 1958 supervising executive producer
The Ten Commandments 1956 producer - as Cecil B. de Mille
The War of the Worlds 1953 executive producer - uncredited
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 producer
When Worlds Collide 1951 executive producer - uncredited
Samson and Delilah 1949 producer
Unconquered 1947 producer - as Cecil B. De Mille
The Story of Dr. Wassell 1944 producer
Reap the Wild Wind 1942 producer - as Cecil B. De Mille
North West Mounted Police 1940 producer
Union Pacific 1939 producer
The Buccaneer 1938 producer
The Plainsman 1936 producer - uncredited
The Crusades 1935 producer - uncredited
Cleopatra 1934 producer - uncredited
Four Frightened People 1934 producer
This Day and Age 1933 producer - uncredited
The Sign of the Cross 1932 producer - uncredited
The Squaw Man 1931 producer - uncredited
Madam Satan 1930 producer - uncredited
Dynamite 1929 producer - uncredited
The Godless Girl 1929 producer
Walking Back 1928 producer - uncredited
Hold 'Em Yale 1928 producer
Let 'Er Go Gallegher 1928 executive producer
The Angel of Broadway 1927 producer
The Fighting Eagle 1927 executive producer
Vanity 1927 producer
The King of Kings 1927 producer
The Yankee Clipper 1927 producer
White Gold 1927 producer
The Cruise of the Jasper B 1926 producer
Her Man o' War 1926 producer
The Volga Boatman 1926 producer
Whispering Smith 1926 producer
The Road to Yesterday 1925 producer
The Coming of Amos 1925 producer
The Dressmaker from Paris 1925 supervising producer
The Golden Bed 1925 producer
Feet of Clay 1924 producer
Triumph 1924 producer
The Ten Commandments 1923 producer - uncredited
Adam's Rib 1923 producer
Manslaughter 1922 producer
Saturday Night 1922 producer
Fool's Paradise 1921 producer
The Affairs of Anatol 1921 producer - as Cecil B. De Mille
Forbidden Fruit 1921 producer
Something to Think About 1920 producer
Why Change Your Wife? 1920 producer
Male and Female 1919 producer
For Better, for Worse 1919 producer
Don't Change Your Husband 1919 producer
The Squaw Man 1918 producer
Till I Come Back to You 1918 producer
We Can't Have Everything 1918 producer
Old Wives for New 1918 producer
The Whispering Chorus 1918 producer
The Devil-Stone 1917 producer
The Woman God Forgot 1917 producer
The Little American 1917 producer
A Romance of the Redwoods 1917 producer
Lost and Won 1917 producer
Joan the Woman 1916 producer
The Dream Girl 1916 producer
Maria Rosa 1916 producer
The Heart of Nora Flynn 1916 producer
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1916 producer
Temptation 1915 producer
The Golden Chance 1915/I producer
The Cheat 1915 producer
Chimmie Fadden Out West 1915 producer
Carmen 1915/I producer
Kindling 1915 producer
Chimmie Fadden 1915 Short producer
The Arab 1915 producer
The Wild Goose Chase 1915 Short producer - uncredited
The Captive 1915 producer
The Unafraid 1915 Short producer - uncredited
The Warrens of Virginia 1915 producer - uncredited
The Girl of the Golden West 1915 producer
The Ghost Breaker 1914 producer
Rose of the Rancho 1914 producer
The Man from Home 1914 producer
What's His Name 1914 producer
The Call of the North 1914 producer - uncredited
Brewster's Millions 1914 producer - uncredited
The Squaw Man 1914 producer - uncredited


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 1916
The Dream Girl 1916
Maria Rosa 1916
The Heart of Nora Flynn 1916
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1916
Temptation 1915
The Golden Chance 1915/I
The Cheat 1915 uncredited
Chimmie Fadden Out West 1915
Carmen 1915/I
Kindling 1915
Chimmie Fadden 1915 Short
The Arab 1915
The Wild Goose Chase 1915 Short
The Captive 1915
The Unafraid 1915 Short
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 picturized by
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
The Ten Commandments 1956 as Cecil B. de Mille
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952
Samson and Delilah 1949
California's Golden Beginning 1948 Short
Unconquered 1947 as Cecil B. De Mille
The Story of Dr. Wassell 1944
Reap the Wild Wind 1942 as Cecil B. De Mille
North West Mounted Police 1940
Union Pacific 1939
The Buccaneer 1938
The Plainsman 1936
The Crusades 1935
Cleopatra 1934
Four Frightened People 1934
This Day and Age 1933
The Sign of the Cross 1932 as Cecil B. De Mille
The Squaw Man 1931 as Cecil B. De Mille
Madam Satan 1930
Dynamite 1929
The Godless Girl 1929
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
Triumph 1924
The Ten Commandments 1923 as Cecil B. De Mille
Adam's Rib 1923
Manslaughter 1922
Saturday Night 1922
Fool's Paradise 1921
The Affairs of Anatol 1921 uncredited
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


Land of Liberty 1939
We Can't Have Everything 1918
Old Wives for New 1918
The Whispering Chorus 1918
The Devil-Stone 1917
The Woman God Forgot 1917
The Little American 1917 uncredited
A Romance of the Redwoods 1917
Joan the Woman 1916
The Dream Girl 1916
Maria Rosa 1916
The Heart of Nora Flynn 1916
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1916
Temptation 1915
The Golden Chance 1915/I
The Cheat 1915 uncredited
Chimmie Fadden Out West 1915
Carmen 1915/I
Kindling 1915
Chimmie Fadden 1915 Short
The Arab 1915
The Wild Goose Chase 1915 Short uncredited
The Captive 1915
The Unafraid 1915 Short uncredited
The Warrens of Virginia 1915 uncredited
The Girl of the Golden West 1915
Rose of the Rancho 1914
The Man from Home 1914
What's His Name 1914
The Virginian 1914 uncredited


The Night Club 1925 play "After Five"
Forbidden Fruit 1921 story "The Golden Chance"
The Little American 1917 uncredited
A Romance of the Redwoods 1917 play "Maedchen fuer alles"
The Love Mask 1916
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1916 story
The Golden Chance 1915/I story
Chimmie Fadden Out West 1915
Kindling 1915
Chimmie Fadden 1915 Short
The Arab 1915 story
The Captive 1915 based on the play by
The Unafraid 1915 Short story - uncredited
After Five 1915 play
The Girl of the Golden West 1915 scenario
The Ghost Breaker 1914
The Circus Man 1914 uncredited
Rose of the Rancho 1914 scenario
The Man from Home 1914 story
What's His Name 1914
Lord Chumley 1914 Short play
The Squaw Man 1914 picturized by - as Cecil B. De Mille


The Buster Keaton Story 1957 Cecil B. DeMille
The Ten Commandments 1956 Narrator (uncredited)
Son of Paleface 1952 Photographer (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Night Life 1952 Short Speaker
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Sunset Blvd. 1950 Cecil B. DeMille (as Cecil B. De Mille: in opening credits)
Samson and Delilah 1949 Narrator (uncredited)
Unconquered 1947 Narrator (uncredited)
Variety Girl 1947 Cecil B. DeMille
The Story of Dr. Wassell 1944 Voice of Narrator (uncredited)
Reap the Wild Wind 1942 Prologue Speaker (voice, uncredited)
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942 Cecil B. DeMille
Glamour Boy 1941 Movie Director (uncredited)
North West Mounted Police 1940 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
The Last Train from Madrid 1937 Crowd Member (uncredited)
Hollywood Extra Girl 1935 Documentary short Cecil B. DeMille
Madam Satan 1930 Radio Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
Free and Easy 1930 Director Cecil B. DeMille (uncredited)
The Squaw Man 1914 Faro Dealer (uncredited)


Chicago 1927 supervisor
Fighting Love 1927 supervisor
Eve's Leaves 1926 presenter
Silence 1926/I presenter
Red Dice 1926 presenter
Three Faces East 1926 presenter
Made for Love 1926 presenter
Braveheart 1925 presenter
The Wedding Song 1925 presenter / supervisor
The Coming of Amos 1925 presenter
Changing Husbands 1924 supervisor
The Secret Game 1917 director general
A Mormon Maid 1917 director general
Betty to the Rescue 1917 director general
The Secret Sin 1915 director general
Young Romance 1915 director general
The Virginian 1914 director general

Production Manager

The Buccaneer 1958 supervisor


Jake and the Giants 2015 mentor


The Lost City Documentary completed Himself
The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille 2016 Documentary Himself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Narrator, 'Samson and Delilah' (uncredited)
The Buccaneer 1958 Himself - prologue (uncredited)
Social Security in Action 1958 TV Series Himself
Cinépanorama 1957 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1957 TV Series Himself
The Heart of Show Business 1957 Short Himself, Narrator
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Himself
The 26th Annual Academy Awards 1954 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953 TV Special Himself - Best Picture Winner, as producer
What's My Line? 1952 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Ken Murray Show 1952 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: The Great Director 1951 Documentary short Himself - 'The Great Director'
History Brought to Life 1950 Documentary short Host / Narrator (uncredited)
Jens Mansson in America 1947 Himself (uncredited)
KTLA Premiere 1947 TV Movie Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 1: 25th Anniversary 1945 Documentary short Himself
The Hollywood You Never See 1934 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 1933 Short Himself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 6 1931 Short Himself
Estrellados 1930 Himself (Guest Appearance)
Surf and Sail 1929 Documentary short Himself
Life in Hollywood No. 1 1927 Short Himself
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 7 1923 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood 1923 Himself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 23 1923 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 19 1923 Documentary short Himself
A Trip to Paramountown 1922 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 1 1922 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots, Series 2, No. 1-F 1921 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer 2009 Documentary Himself
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007 Documentary Himself
Tal der Träumer 2004 Video short Himself
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Himself
Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Best of Hollywood 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The DeMille Dynasty 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life 1997 Documentary Himself - Addresses Extras (uncredited)
The Casting Couch 1995 Video documentary
The Bible According to Hollywood 1994 Video documentary Himself
American Masters 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Going Hollywood: The '30s 1984 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hooray for Hollywood 1975 Documentary Himself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1954 TV Series
The Movies March On 1939 Short documentary Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 1933 Short Himself (uncredited)

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