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The Indian Brothers (1911)

 -  Short | Drama  -  17 July 1911 (USA)
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A renegade Indian kills a chief who has insulted him. The chief's brother swears vengeance and pursues the renegade, overtaking him just in time to rescue him from another tribe who are ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Opperman ...
The Indian Chief
Wilfred Lucas ...
The Indian Chief's Brother
Guy Hedlund ...
The Renegade
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John T. Dillon ...
At Funeral (as Jack Dillon)
Francis J. Grandon ...
Indian
Florence La Badie
Alfred Paget ...
In Second Tribe / At Funeral
W.C. Robinson ...
In Second Tribe
Blanche Sweet ...
Indian
Kate Toncray ...
Indian
Charles West ...
At Funeral (as Charles H. West)
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A renegade Indian kills a chief who has insulted him. The chief's brother swears vengeance and pursues the renegade, overtaking him just in time to rescue him from another tribe who are angry with him for stealing a horse. Written by Anonymous

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D.W. Griffith Is Off the Reservation
6 October 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

After Indian chief's brother Wilfred Lucas leaves to hunt game, Native American outsider Guy Hedlund seeks admission to the tribe, but is cast away. The rejected renegade vows vengeance for the "insult" and returns to kill Indian chief Frank Opperman. Obviously, Mr. Hedlund is one brave Indian. The tribe sends "smoke signals" out to inform brother Lucas, who returns to enact his own revenge. Director D.W. Griffith's "Biograph" regulars look stately in their Indian dress, swaying in the California mountain breeze. A year later, bit-playing Florence La Badie and bashful Blanche Sweet were big movie stars.

**** The Indian Brothers (7/17/11) D.W. Griffith ~ Wilfred Lucas, Guy Hedlund, Frank Opperman, Alfred Paget


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