The Girl of the Golden West (1915 film)

The Girl of the Golden West is a surviving 1915 American Western silent black-and-white film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It was based on the 1905 play The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco. Prints of the film survive in the Library of Congress film archive.[1] It was the first of four film adaptations that have been made of the play.

The Girl of the Golden West
Advertisement (1918)
Directed byCecil B. DeMille
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
Written byCecil B. DeMille
Based onThe Girl of the Golden West
by David Belasco
StarringMabel Van Buren
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Edited byCecil B. DeMille
W. Donn Hayes
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 4, 1915 (1915-01-04)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


A hard-bitten saloon girl falls for a dashing outlaw, and tries to keep the local sheriff from catching him and sending him to prison.


Preservation status

Prints survive at George Eastman Museum, the Library of Congress, Cineteca del Friuli (Gemona), Academy Film Archive (Beverly Hills).[2][3]


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Girl of the Golden West". Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  2. The Library of Congress Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Girl of the Golden West
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 68 c.1978 by the American Film Institute
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