Silent Feature: Chimmie Fadden Out West


Studio: Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Released: November 22, 1915

Featured Cast: Victor Moore, Raymond Hatton

Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenwriter: Cecil B. DeMille, Jeanie Macpherson
Source: the E.W. Townsend books
Art director: Wilfred Buckland
Cinematographer: Alvin Wyckoff


The bumbling Chimmie Fadden is roped into a publicity campaign by a railroad company.


“There is a delightful combination of comedy and romance served up in the Lasky four-reeler, Chimmie Fadden Out West, which has just been released on the Paramount program. It is a corking comedy.”

– The Weekly Variety, November 26, 1915

Artist Comment

“The rounds of laughter were so satisfying that the same year we produced a sequel, Chimmie Fadden Out West, of which The New York Times said, “It proves conclusively that a picture may be funny without a single Chaplin trick. Its humor is the humor of character and of situations that arise logically.’”

– Cecil B. DeMille, Autobiography


Chimmie Fadden Out West cost $16,069.67 and grossed $72,036.24.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include the considerable profits realized from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)