The Devil-Stone

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The Devil-Stone
Thedevil-stone 1918 newspaper ad.jpg
Newspaper advertisement.
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Produced by Jesse L. Lasky
Cecil B. DeMille
Written by Beatrice DeMille
Jeanie MacPherson
Leighton Osmun
Starring Geraldine Farrar
Wallace Reid
Hobart Bosworth
Tully Marshall
Cinematography Alvin Wyckoff
Edited by Cecil B. DeMille
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • December 16, 1917 (1917-12-16)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent

The Devil-Stone is a 1917 American silent romance film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and co-written by his mother Beatrice and his some time lover Jeanie MacPherson. The film had sequences filmed in the Handschiegl Color Process (billed as the "DeMille-Wyckoff Process").

Only two of six reels are known to survive, in the American Film Institute Collection at the Library of Congress.[1][2]

This was the last of Farrar's films for Paramount.


Fisherwoman Marcia Manot (Farrar) finds an emerald which belonged to a Norse queen, and is cursed. Fortune hunter Silas Martin (Marshall) marries her to get the emerald.


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  1. ^ Birchard, Richard S. (2009). Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. p. 28. ISBN 0813138299. Retrieved February 25, 2013. Unfortunately, only two reels of the original six reels of The Devil-Stone are known to survive in the American Film Institute Collection in the Library of Congress. 
  2. ^ "The Devil-Stone". WorldCat. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 

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