Rose of the Rancho

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Rose of the Rancho
Rose of the Rancho - 1915 newspaper - scene.jpg
Scene from the film.
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Produced by Cecil B. DeMille
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by David Belasco
Cecil B. DeMille
Richard Walton Tully
Starring Bessie Barriscale
Cinematography Alvin Wyckoff
Edited by Cecil B. DeMille
Jesse Lasky Feature Plays
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • November 15, 1914 (1914-11-15)
Country United States
Language Silent
Budget $16,988 (estimated)
Box office $87,028

Rose of the Rancho is a 1914 American Western film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The film cost $16,988 to make, and grossed $87,028.[1][2]


Esra Kincaid (La Reno) takes land by force and, having taken the Espinoza land, his sights are set on the Castro rancho. US government agent Kearney (Johnston) holds him off till the cavalry shows up and he can declare his love for Juanita "The Rose of the Rancho" (Barriscale).


Preservation status[edit]

A 35mm print of this film exists in the George Eastman House film archive.[3]


The film was remade in 1936 by Paramount and starred John Boles and Gladys Swarthout. "As a vehicle for the cinema debut of Contralto Gladys Swarthout, a revival of David Belasco's famed stage success recommended itself for obvious reasons. Born of U. S. parents and reared in Deep Water, Mo., Miss Swarthout has a Latin appearance well suited to a rigmarole about Spaniards in California and their efforts to hold their ancestral estates against early land-grabbers. Furthermore, the dual roles of Rosita Castro and Don Carlos, masked leader of the Spanish vigilantes, enable her to maintain a tradition which she inaugurated at the Metropolitan Opera."[4]


  1. ^ Birchard, Robert S. (2004), Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood, Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, p. 30, ISBN 0-8131-2324-0
  2. ^ Rose of the Rancho at SilentEra
  3. ^ Rose of the Rancho at SilentEra
  4. ^ TIME magazine - January 13, 1936

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