For Better, for Worse (1919 film)

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For Better, for Worse
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Produced by Cecil B. DeMille
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by William C. DeMille (adaptation)
Jeanie MacPherson (scenario)
Starring Elliott Dexter
Cinematography Alvin Wyckoff
Edited by Anne Bauchens
Famous Players-Lasky/Artcraft
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s)
  • April 27, 1919 (1919-04-27)
Running time 70 minutes (7 reels; 7,105 feet)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Budget $1,260.93
Box office $256,072.97

For Better, for Worse is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gloria Swanson.

The film was the second of four "marriage films" directed by DeMille and the second DeMille film starring Gloria Swanson.[1][2] For Better, for Worse was adapted for the screen by William C. DeMille. Jeanie MacPherson wrote the film's scenario.[3]


Production notes[edit]

Filming began on January 27, 1919 with a budget of $1,260.93. Filming completed on March 24, 1919. The film premiered on April 27, 1919 and grossed $256,072.97.[2]

Preservation status[edit]

A print exists in the George Eastman House film archive.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies. Random House Digital, Inc. 2013. p. 14. ISBN 0-307-26916-7. 
  2. ^ a b Birchard, Robert S. (2004). Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. p. 138. ISBN 0-813-12324-0. 
  3. ^ Higashi, Sumiko (1994). Cecil B. De Mille and American Culture: The Silent Era. University of California Pres. p. 207. ISBN 0-520-91481-3. 
  4. ^ SilentEra entry

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