Silent Feature: Feet of Clay


Studio: A Famous Players-Lasky Production
A Paramount Picture
Released: September 22, 1924

Featured Cast: Rod LaRocque, Julia Faye, Ricardo Cortez

Producer-director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenwriters: Beulah Marie Dix, Bertram Milhauser
Source: the Margaretta Tuttle novel and the Beulah Marie Dix play Across the Border
Art director: Paul Iribe
Cinematographers: J. Peverell Marley, Archie Stout
Editor: Anne Bauchens


A shark bite changes the life of a man who has married into society.


“A whale of an audience picture that will tap money anywhere. It has a couple of thrills that are real thrills, and with it a society atmosphere and a full portion of sex stuff. It is certain to get record box-office returns, although it does seem that Lost Souls might have been a better title than Feet of Clay.”

– The Weekly Variety, September 24, 1924


Feet of Clay cost $513,636.27 and grossed $904,383.90.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include the considerable profits realized from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)