The Road to Yesterday

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.

The Road to Yesterday
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Directed byCecil B. DeMille
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
Written byBeulah Marie Dix
Howard Hawks
Jeanie MacPherson
Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland
StarringJoseph Schildkraut
Music byRudolph Berliner
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Edited byAnne Bauchens
Distributed byProducers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • November 15, 1925 (1925-11-15)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



Prints of The Road to Yesterday reportedly survive at George Eastman House and in private collections.[2] 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.


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Road to Yesterday". Retrieved June 21, 2008.
  2. ^ "The Road to Yesterday". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 10, 2014.

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