Feet of Clay (1924)

100m, 9746 feet
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

An American fantasy film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Plot Summary

Kerry Harlan is injured in a shark attack and is unable to work so his wife Amy is forced to become a fashion model. Bertha tries to seduce Kerry and is killed while trying to keep her passions from her husband. Shocked by the ensuing scandal, Amy and Kerry commit suicide but their spirits are rejected in the afterlife.


Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
© 1924 Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Paramount. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky
Adaptation: Beulah Marie Dix, Bertram Millhauser
Based on the Novel by: Margaretta Tuttle
Camera: J. Peverell Marley, Archie J. Stout
Editor: Anne Bauchens
Art Directed by: Paul Iribe

Vera Reynolds (Amy Loring)
Rod La Rocque (Kelly Harlan)
Ricardo Cortez (Tony Channing)
Robert Edeson (Dr Fergus Lansell)
Julia Faye (Bertha Lansell)
Theodore Kosloff (Bendick)
Victor Varconi (the bookkeeper)
Lillian Leighton
Lucien Littlefield
Tex Driscoll
William Boyd
May Giraci

Alternative Titles

O anemostrovilos ton psyhon – Greece
Deserteure des Lebens – Austria
Den forbudne Frugt – Denmark
När länkarna brista – Sweden
Pies de arcilla – Spain
Le tourbillon des âmes – France
霊魂の叫び – Japan



  • The Bioscope vol.62 no.960 (5 March 1925) p.50