Silent Feature: The Heart of Nora Flynn


Studio: Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Released: April 24, 1916

Featured Cast: Marie Doro, Elliott Dexter

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


When a nursemaid covers up her employer’s infidelity, a jealous chauffeur creates a scandal.


“Hector Turnbull has written a good strong story, and the picture was staged in the usual DeMille manner, with the right kind of settings and exceedingly beautiful photographic and lighting effects.”

– The New York Dramatic Mirror, April 29, 1916

Artist Comment

“The Heart of Nora Flynn was praised particularly for its lighting effects. ‘An automobile charging along a dark street, with only the lights and the reflection of the street lamps on the pavement visible’ seems commonplace now, but it was deemed worthy of special mention in The Motion Picture News at the time.”

– Cecil B. DeMille, Autobiography


The Heart of Nora Flynn cost $21,998.57 and grossed $87,738.27.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include the considerable profits realized from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)