The Road to Yesterday

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The Road to Yesterday
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Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Written by Beulah Marie Dix
Howard Hawks
Jeanie MacPherson
Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
Starring Joseph Schildkraut
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited by Anne Bauchens
Music byRudolph Berliner
Distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • November 15, 1925 (1925-11-15)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Road to Yesterday is a 1925 American silent romantic drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. [1] The film is significant because it was Cecil B. DeMille's first release from his new production company, DeMille Pictures Corporation. It was also upcoming actor William Boyd's first starring role. In DeMille's next picture, The Volga Boatman , which was a tremendous success, he cast Boyd as the solo leading man.



As described in a film magazine review, [2] Malena, a young bride, has a fear of her husband Kenneth which she cannot understand but which he attributes to his unprepossessing physical appearance. Finally, angered, the young husband leaves his wife to go to Chicago and have a physical defect overcome, if this be possible. His wife leaves on the same train. The train is wrecked and the young man rescues his wife from death. Thereafter they understand each other.



Prints of The Road to Yesterday reportedly survive at George Eastman House and in private collections. [3] On September 24, 2013, the film was released on DVD by Alpha Video. Another DVD version was released on July 31, 2014, by The Video Cellar.

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  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Road to Yesterday". Retrieved June 21, 2008.
  2. "New Pictures: The Road to Yesterday", Exhibitors Herald, Chicago, Illinois: Exhibitors Herald Company, 23 (5): 53–54, October 24, 1925, retrieved October 23, 2022PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .
  3. "The Road to Yesterday". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 10, 2014.