75 Years Ago: DeMille the Renaissance Man

The legendary director had a hands-on approach to filmmaking.


Weekly Newsletter

The best of The Saturday Evening Post in your inbox!


75 years agoHis jodhpurs and riding boots became emblematic of classic Hollywood directors, but, Cecil B. DeMille was an expert horseman too. John Durant’s 1943 profile of DeMille tells about the eccentric director’s variety of talents. As a filmmaker, DeMille found success in silents and talkies, with hit pictures like Union Pacific, The Ten Commandments, and The Greatest Show on Earth.


Article clipping
Read “DeMille: Colossus of Celluloid,” published February 6, 1943 in the Post.

Become a Saturday Evening Post member and enjoy unlimited access. Subscribe now


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *