Silent Feature: The Dream Girl


Studio: Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Released: July 17, 1916

Featured Cast: Mae Murray, Earle Foxe, Theodore Roberts

Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenwriter: Jeanie Macpherson
Art director: Wilfred Buckland
Cinematographer: Alvin Wyckoff


A girl escapes the sordid life of her father’s slum business in a dream world, hoping that she will be rescued by a knight.


“The Dream Girl is handled skillfully by Mr. DeMille to create heart interest, some humor of character, and a strain of mystery. The settings and locations, of course, are excellent, the continuity fine, and the suspense fair.”

– Oscar Cooper, The Motion Picture News, Vol. 14, No. 4 (July 29, 1916)


The Dream Girl cost $13,523.19 and grossed $66,724.59.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include the considerable profits realized from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)