Chimmie Fadden Out West

Last updated

Chimmie Fadden Out West
Chimmie Fadden Out West - newspaper scene - 1916.jpg
Film still with Victor Moore (center)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Written byCecil B. DeMille
Jeanie MacPherson
Edward W. Townsend
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
Starring Victor Moore
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Edited byCecil B. DeMille
Release date
  • November 21, 1915 (1915-11-21)
CountryUnited States
Languages Silent
English intertitles
Budget$15,096 [1]
Box office$72,036 [1]

Chimmie Fadden Out West is a 1915 American silent Western comedy film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. [2] It was made as a sequel to Chimmie Fadden . Once lost, a print is now held in the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection. [3] [2]



Chimmie is sent out west as part of a scam by a railroad company. He is to pretend to find gold, then retreat as the company takes advantage. Things do not go as planned. [4]


Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Cecil B. DeMille</span> American filmmaker (1881–1959)

Cecil Blount DeMille was an American film director, producer and actor. Between 1914 and 1958, he made 70 features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of the American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history. His films were distinguished by their epic scale and by his cinematic showmanship. His silent films included social dramas, comedies, Westerns, farces, morality plays, and historical pageants. He was an active Freemason and member of Prince of Orange Lodge #16 in New York City.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Leatrice Joy</span> American actress (1893–1985)

Leatrice Joy was an American actress most prolific during the silent film era.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Victor Moore</span> American actor (1876–1962)

Victor Fred Moore was an American actor of stage and screen, a major Broadway star from the late 1920s through the 1930s. He was also a writer and director, but is best remembered today as a comedian, playing timid, mild-mannered roles. Today's audiences know him as the star of a Christmas-themed movie that has become a perennial: It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947). Moore plays a vagrant who occupies a millionaire's mansion—without the millionaire's knowledge—while the owner is vacationing.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tom Forman (actor)</span> American actor

Tom Forman was an American motion picture actor, director, writer, and producer of the early 1920s.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jeanie MacPherson</span> American actress

Abbie Jean MacPherson was an American silent actress, writer, and director. MacPherson worked as a theater and film actress before becoming a screenwriter for Cecil B. DeMille. She was a pioneer for women in the film industry. She worked with D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, two of the foremost filmmakers of the time.

<i>The Girl of the Golden West</i> (1915 film) 1915 film

The Girl of the Golden West is a surviving 1915 American Western silent black-and-white film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It was based on the 1905 play The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco. Prints of the film survive in the Library of Congress film archive. It was the first of four film adaptations that have been made of the play.

<i>The Warrens of Virginia</i> (1915 film) 1915 film

The Warrens of Virginia is a 1915 American drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Prints of the film survive at the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection.

<i>The Wild Goose Chase</i> (1915 film) 1915 film

The Wild Goose Chase is a 1915 American comedy-drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The film was written by DeMille's brother William and starred Ina Claire. The Wild Goose Chase is now considered a lost film.

<i>The Arab</i> (1915 film) 1915 film

The Arab is a 1915 American silent adventure film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Edgar Selwyn wrote and starred in the Broadway play version of the story in 1911, and this film is based on that play. Selwyn reprises his role from his play. This film was refilmed by Metro Pictures in 1924 as The Arab. The film is now lost.

<i>Chimmie Fadden</i> 1915 film

Chimmie Fadden is a 1915 American silent comedy film directed, written and edited Cecil B. DeMille. The film starred Victor Moore in the title role and is based on the play and short story of the same name by Edward W. Townsend. It was followed by a sequel Chimmie Fadden Out West. It is a surviving film formerly thought lost for decades. A print is kept at Cinemateket-Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm.

<i>Carmen</i> (1915 Cecil B. DeMille film) 1915 film

Carmen is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The film is based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée. The existing versions of this film appear to be from the re-edited 1918 re-release.

<i>The Dream Girl</i> (film) 1916 film

The Dream Girl was a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Based on an original story by DeMille writer Jeanie MacPherson, the film starred Mae Murray and Theodore Roberts. The film is now considered lost.

<i>Carmen</i> (1915 Raoul Walsh film) 1915 film

Carmen is a 1915 American silent drama film, written and directed by Raoul Walsh, which starred Theda Bara. It is based on the 1845 novella Carmen, the film was shot at the Fox Studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey. It is now considered lost.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Wilfred Buckland</span> American art director (1866–1946)

Wilfred Buckland was an American art director. Buckland worked as an art director with Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Lasky, and later with Alan Dwan, from 1914 to 1927. He was Hollywood's first "art director" and is credited with a number of advancements in filmmaking, including the advances in lighting techniques, the development of architectural sets, and the use of miniature sets. In 1924, he was named one of the ten individuals who had contributed the most to the advancement of the motion picture industry since the time of its inception. A 1980 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London advanced the argument that "everything we know as 'Hollywood' traces to Wilfred Buckland." Buckland was among the first inductees in the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alvin Wyckoff</span> American cinematographer

Alvin Wyckoff was an American cinematographer who worked on more than 80 films between 1914 and 1945.

<i>The Woman</i> (1915 film) 1915 film by George Melford

The Woman is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by George Melford and starring Theodore Roberts, James Neill, Ernest Joy, Raymond Hatton, Mabel Van Buren, and Tom Forman. Based on a play by William C. deMille, the film was released on May 3, 1915, by Paramount Pictures.

<i>Dont Call It Love</i> (film) 1923 film by William C. deMille

Don't Call It Love is a 1923 American silent romantic comedy film directed by William C. deMille and written by Clara Beranger and Julian Street based upon the play Rita Coventry by Hubert Osborne. The film stars Agnes Ayres, Jack Holt, Nita Naldi, Theodore Kosloff, Rod La Rocque, and Robert Edeson. The film was released on December 24, 1923, by Paramount Pictures.

The Bigger Man is a lost 1915 silent film drama directed by John W. Noble and starring Henry Kolker, a stage star.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Florence Dagmar</span> American silent film actress

Florence Dagmar Oberg was an American silent film actress. She had several leading roles and worked for the Famous Players-Lasky film company, appearing at least twice with Thomas Meighan and Victor Moore while being directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Camille Astor</span> American actress

Camille Astor was an American actress in silent films.


  1. 1 2 "De Mille's Costs-Gross". Variety. March 21, 1928. p. 5. Retrieved March 20, 2023.
  2. 1 2 "Progressive Silent Film List: Chimmie Fadden Out West". Silent Era. Retrieved May 15, 2008.
  3. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Chimmie Fadden Out West
  4. "Put Chimmie Fadden Into a Movie Play. Townsend's Bowery Boy Wins Many Laughs While Seeking a Mine Out West". The New York Times. November 22, 1915. Retrieved December 8, 2021.