Silent Feature: The Man from Home


Studio: Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Released: November 9, 1914

Featured Cast: Charles Richman, Theodore Roberts, Mabel Van Buren

Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenwriter: Cecil B. DeMille
Source: the play by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson
Art director: Wilfred Buckland
Cinematographer: Alvin Wyckoff


An Indiana attorney must rescue his beloved from a European fortune hunter.

Production Quotes

“The Man from Home, under the supervision of General Director Cecil B. DeMille, is working in Escondido, California.”

– “In and Out of the Los Angeles Studios” The Motion Picture News, Vol. 10, No. 11 (September 19, 1914)


“Cecil B. DeMille has injected quite a bit of drama into the quietly humorous play. Lasky’s director-general brings the story to approximately the same conclusion, but he travels a very different path in doing so, and the scenes that loom large along the way belong exclusively to the picture.”

– The New York Dramatic Mirror, November 18, 1914.


The Man from Home cost $14,221.99 and grossed $62,090.77.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include the considerable profits realized from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)