Silent Feature: Saturday Night


Studio: A Famous Players-Lasky Production
A Paramount Picture
Released: February 5, 1922

Featured Cast: Leatrice Joy, Conrad Nagel

Producer-director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenwriter: Jeanie Macpherson
Art director: Paul Iribe
Cinematographer: Alvin Wyckoff
Editor: Anne Bauchens


A socialite flouts class lines to marry her chauffeur.


“There’s no doubt that this picture can take its place as a box-office feature, for DeMille’s name and the pictorial narrative of inter-class marriage will appeal strongly to the majority of the fair sex.”

– The Weekly Variety, January 27, 1922

Letters From Regional Theater Owners

“Excellent, as I have found all Cecil B. DeMille productions. Business good, even on a five-day showing.”

– J.N, Schwartzwalder, Universal Theatre, Auburn, New York, Exhibitors Herald, Vol. XIV, No. 13 (March 25, 1922)

Artist Comment

“I am an absolute advocate of beauty. People are hungry for it. Everyone longs for it, gropes for it. The woman in the mining town may cut a color picture out of a Sunday supplement and paste it on her wall. That is her desire for beauty and the only means she has to gratify it. If I can give beauty to that woman, I am successful.”

– Cecil B. DeMille in Gladys Hall and Adele Whitely-Fletcher, “We Interview Cecil B. DeMille,” Motion Picture 23, No. 3 (April 1922)


Saturday Night cost $224,635.05 and grossed $753,807.83.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include the considerable profits realized from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)