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White Gold (1927 film)

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White Gold
Directed byWilliam K. Howard
Written byJohn Farrow (titles)
Tay Garnett
Based onWhite Gold
by J. Palmer Parsons
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
StarringJetta Goudal
CinematographyLucien Andriot
Edited byJack Dennis
Distributed byProducers Distributing Corporation
Release date
February 24, 1927
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film (English intertitles)

White Gold is a 1927 silent film dramatic western produced and distributed by Cecil B. DeMille and directed by William K. Howard.[1]


Critical reception

Mordaunt Hall of The New York Times described the film as an "interesting production" that also had "marked simplicity" in terms of its story.[2] Hall also said that "but for some repetitions, a few accentuated actions and instances of forced comedy, [it] would be one of the really great productions."[3] The Ottawa Citizen said that, because of a new scripting technique employed by William Howard, "the film more closely approaches realism than anything ever before attempted in motion pictures."[4] Philip K. Scheuer of the Los Angeles Times called it a "distinguished film" that "employed sound by suggestion--creaking rockers, ticking clocks, the click of poker chips".[5]


  • "Screen Favors Realism". Montreal Gazette. February 12, 1927. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
  • "Theater Gossip". The Evening Independent. March 7, 1927. Retrieved October 30, 2010.


  1. ^ White Gold at silentera database
  2. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (April 17, 1927). "ARIZONA AND GAY PARIS; ' White Gold," an Interesting Production -- Beauty and the Man". The New York Times. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
  3. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (April 11, 1927). "The Sheep-Rancher". The New York Times. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
  4. ^ "Establish Precedent in Direction Technic". Ottawa Citizen. July 14, 1927. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
  5. ^ Scheuer, Philip K. (October 25, 1945). "Howard Planning New Version of 'White Gold'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 30, 2010.

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