Feet of Clay (1924 film)
Feet of Clay is a 1924 American silent drama film directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Vera Reynolds and Rod La Rocque, and with set design by Norman Bel Geddes. The film is based on the 1923 novel by Margaretta Tuttle, and Beulah Marie Dix's one-act 1915 play Across the Border.
|Feet of Clay|
|Directed by||Cecil B. DeMille|
|Produced by||Cecil B. DeMille|
|Written by||Beulah Marie Dix (scenario)|
Bertram Millhauser (scenario)
|Based on||Feet of Clay|
by Margaretta Tuttle
Across the Border
by Beulah Marie Dix
Rod La Rocque
|Cinematography||J. Peverell Marley|
|Edited by||Anne Bauchens|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Kerry Harlan (La Rocque) is unable to work because he was injured in a battle with a shark, so his youthful wife Amy (Reynolds) becomes a fashion model. While she is away from home, Bertha, the wife of his surgeon, is trying to force her attentions on Kerry and is accidentally killed in an attempt to evade her husband. After the scandal Amy is courted by Tony Channing, but she returns to her husband and finds him near death from gas fumes. Because they both attempted to make suicide, their spirits are rejected by "the other side" and, learning the truth from Bertha's spirit, they fight their way back to life.
- Vera Reynolds as Amy Loring
- Rod La Rocque as Kerry Harlan
- Julia Faye as Bertha Lansell
- Ricardo Cortez as Tony Channing
- Robert Edeson as Dr. Fergus Lansell
- Theodore Kosloff as Bendick
- Victor Varconi as Bookkeeper
- William Boyd as Young Society Man (uncredited)
- J.C. Fowler (uncredited)
- Lucien Littlefield (uncredited)
- Birchard, Robert S. (2004). Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. p. 194. ISBN 0-813-12324-0.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Feet of Clay". silentera.com. Retrieved June 21, 2008.
- "Feet of Clay". Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
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