An historical dramatization of a Spanish woman during the reign of Spanish and Mexican owned California in the early 19th century.

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Governor Manuella
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Soldier
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Soldier
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Indian Messenger
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No land nor period was more given to romance than the Spanish American in the early part of the 19th century. The influence of the warm constant sun, without excessive amenity was conducive to lethargy and lethargy is the seed of romance. The dreamer is a romancer. This Biograph story starts some time before Mexican independence was proclaimed in California, which occurred in 1822. Perdita Arguello, the pretty Spanish senorita is beloved by Jose Manuella, a wealthy young Spaniard, who migrated to the new world in search of adventure. A man of qualities, he surrenders claim upon the girl when he finds her heart is given to Pedro Cortes, a handsome troubadour of the village. Cortes is just the sort of fellow to impress a thoughtless and unsophisticated girl with his gentle persuasive manner together with his talent as a musician. Of poetic temperament, she yields to his plan and marries him. But what a calamity! Twenty years later we see the result of her folly. Cortes proved to be a ... Written by Biograph Company

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For years the first film thought shot in Hollywood was Cecil B. DeMille's, The Squaw Man (1914). The discovery of this film not only made it the first ever movie filmed in Hollywood, but that it was a 'Latino' storyline based film. See more »

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The First Movie Made In Hollywood
28 March 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was the first actual movie made in Hollywood. This precedes "The Squaw Man" made by Cecil B. DeMille by over 3 years. This historic movie is in the process of restoration by us, the company that made it (The American Mutoscope and Biograph Company).


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