Silent Feature: The Golden Bed


Studio: A Famous Players-Lasky Production
A Paramount Picture
Released: January 19, 1925

Featured Cast: Rod LaRocque, Lillian Rich, Warner Baxter

Producer-director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenwriter: Jeanie Macpherson
Source: the Wallace Irwin novel Tomorrow’s Bread
Art director: Paul Iribe
Cinematographer: J. Peverell Marley
Editor: Anne Bauchens


A woman’s spending drives her husband to expose her in a disastrous party.


“The Candy Ball is unquestionably the most gorgeous and elaborate sequence of its kind ever placed on the screen. It is the piece de resistance of the film. Everything is done in candy effect. Mammoth candy boxes are used as background, with luxurious pillows in candy shapes, and the members of the orchestra are dressed as lemon sticks.”

– Frank Elliott, The Motion Picture News, January 31, 1925


The Golden Bed cost $437,900.66 and grossed $816,487.88.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include the considerable profits realized from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)