Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It was written by Jeanie MacPherson. For the dinosaurs represented in the film, Ray S. Bassler acted as technical advisor. The filmed premiered at New York's Rivoli Theatre on February 25, 1923.


The film centers around the troubled marriage of Michael and Marian Ramsay. Michael is a work-focused commodities trader, and Marian, a socialite yearning for grand romance, becomes infatuated with Jaromir, a deposed king. Their teenage daughter, Tillie, aims to save her parents' marriage while pursuing a relationship with Professor Nathan Reade, a socially awkward paleontologist.