White Gold
Film poster
Directed byWilliam K. Howard
Written byJohn Farrow (titles)
Tay Garnett
Garrett Fort (adaptation)
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 (1927-02-24)
Running time
1 hour 13 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
White Gold (1927) by William K. Howard

White Gold is a 1927 American silent Western film 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 the suggestion of sound by showing "creaking rockers, ticking clocks, the click of poker chips".[5]


Prints of White Gold are located at the archives of Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, CINEMATEK, Filmoteka Narodowa, BFI National Archive, and George Eastman Museum Motion Picture Collection.[6]