Mills of the Gods

The Mills of the Gods is an American silent film. It was the first three-reel "feature" directed by Ralph Ince; production company Vitagraph entrusted him with this longer project after being impressed by his work on the two-reel Double Danger.[1]

The Mills of the Gods
Directed byRalph Ince
Written byGeorge P. Dillenback (story)
StarringRosemary Theby
Distributed byVitagraph
Release date
November 4, 1912
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


  • L. Rogers Lytton as Lorenzo
  • Leo Delaney as Miguel
  • Rosemary Theby as Giulia
  • Zena Keefe as Maria, Giulia's Sister
  • George Cooper as Tano, an Instrument of Lorenzo's
  • Tefft Johnson as Piche, Miguel's Brother
  • Adele DeGarde as Rosa, Miguel's Daughter
  • Harry Northrub as DeWaldis, Giulia's Lawyer
  • Evelyn Dominicus as The She-Wolf
  • Mrs. Maurice Costello as The Nurse


The Mills of the Gods was released domestically on November 4, 1912.[2] The novel by George P. Dillenback was reissued by Grosset & Dunlap in a hardcover printing featuring stills from the film.[3]

The film played in Rotterdam at the Parisien Theater from January 24 to 30, 1913, followed by a run at Amsterdam's Cinema Palace from February 28 to March 6.[4] At the same time, at least one print was working its way through New Zealand, where it played in Sydenham in late February,[5] in Whanganui in March,[6] and in North Otago in May.[7]


  1. Fairservice, Don. Film Editing: History, Theory and Practice: Looking at the Invisible. Manchester & New York: Manchester University Press. p 112. Retrieved 27 October 2015
  2. Internet Movie Database - Release Info, retrieved October 26, 2015
  3. The Mills of the Gods. Internet Archive. Retrieved 27 October 2015
  4. Blom, Ivo. Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade. Amsterdam University Press. p 122. Retrieved 27 October 2015
  5. Sydenham Pictures. The Press. Volume XLIX. Issue 14600. 26 February 1913. p 11. Retrieved 27 October 2015
  6. Amusements. Wanganui Chronicle. Issue 12870. 17 March 1913. p 7. Retrieved 27 October 2015
  7. Hayward's Pictures. North Otago Times. 15 May 1913. p 1. Retrieved 27 October 2015
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