Silent Feature: Something to Think About


Studio: A Paramount-Artcraft Picture
Released: October 3, 1920

Featured Cast: Gloria Swanson, Elliott Dexter

Producer-director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenwriter: Jeanie Macpherson
Art director: Wilfred Buckland
Cinematographers: Alvin Wyckoff, Karl Struss
Editor: Anne Bauchens


A young woman elopes with a ne’er-do-well to escape marriage to a kindly handicapped man.


“It is a different DeMille who comes forward with Something to Think About. The DeMille of Why Change Your Wife? has taken upon himself the burden of giving expression to the spiritual drama, thus stopping the critics who took him to task for reveling in sex. And this distinctly different picture offers anew the impression that whatever he touches is done well.”

– Laurence Reid, Motion Picture News, Vol. XXII, No. 19 (October 30, 1920)

Letters From Regional Theater Owners

“A good picture, although a little too sad. Reel after reel of nothing but tragedy.”

– L.M. Kuhns, Gibson Theatre, Gibson, New Mexico, Exhibitors Herald, Vol. 12, No. 11 (March 12, 1921)


Something to Think About cost $169,330.00 and grossed $915,848.51.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include the considerable profits realized from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)