Silent Feature: The Wild Goose Chase


Studio: Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Released: May 27, 1915

Featured Cast: Ina Claire, Tom Forman, Lucien Littlefield

Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Screenwriter: William C. de Mille
Source: the William C. de Mille play
Art director: Wilfred Buckland
Cinematographer: Alvin Wyckoff


Two young people run from an arranged marriage.

Production Quotes

“Cecil B. DeMille reports that Ina Claire ‘screens beautifully,’ and that she is destined to make a remarkable hit in photodrama.”

– “Lasky Coast Studios Number Many New Stars,” Motion Picture News, Vol. 11, No. 14 (April 10, 1915)


“For a refined and really funny comedy, enacted by an enthusiastic cast and produced exceedingly well, The Wild Goose Chase has no superior that we have seen.”

– Peter Milne, Motion Picture News, Vol. 11, No. 23 (June 12, 1915)


The Wild Goose Chase cost $10,611.85 and grossed $60,630.68.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include the considerable profits realized from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)