Fool's Paradise (film)

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Fool's Paradise
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Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Produced by Cecil B. DeMille
Written by Sada Cowan
Beulah Marie Dix
Based on "Laurels and the Lady" 
by Leonard Merrick
Starring Dorothy Dalton
Cinematography Alvin Wyckoff
Karl Struss
Edited by Anne Bauchens
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • December 9, 1921 (1921-12-09)
Running time
9 reels (8,681 feet)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Budget $291,367.56
Box office $901,937.79

Fool's Paradise is a 1921 American silent romance film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The film stars Dorothy Dalton and Conrad Nagel and was based on the short story "Laurels and the Lady" by Leonard Merrick.[1]


Production notes

Production on the film began on April 4, 1921 and concluded on June 2, 1921. The film's budget was $291,367.56 and it went on to gross $901,937.79 at the box office.[2]

Preservation status

Prints of Fool's Paradise are preserved at the George Eastman House, the Library of Congress, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[1][3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Progressive Silent Film List: Fool's Paradise". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-06-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Birchard, Robert (2004). Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. p. 165. ISBN 0-813-12636-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress p.61 , c. 1978 by The American Film Institute
  4. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Fool's Paradise

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