The Squaw Man (1914)

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A chivalrous British officer takes the blame for his cousin's embezzlement and journeys to the American West to start a new life on a cattle ranch.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monroe Salisbury ...
Winifred Kingston ...
Mrs. A.W. Filson ...
Haidee Fuller ...
Red Wing ...
Foster Knox ...
Fred Montague ...
'Baby' Carmen De Rue ...
Hal (as Baby de Rue)
Fernando Gálvez ...
Eugene De Rue ...
H.R. Macy ...
H.L. Swisher ...
Michael J. Kilpatrick ...
Sydney Deane ...


Captain Wynnegate leaves England, accepting the blame for embezzling charity funds though knowing that his cousin Sir Henry is guilty. Out West he and the Indian girl Nat-U-Rich save each other from the evil cattle rustler Cash Hawkins and marry. Lady Diana shows up to announce Sir Henry's death. After Nat-U-Rich's suicide Wynnegate takes his half-breed son and Lady Diana back to England as the new Earl of Kerhill. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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Release Date:

15 February 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor de Índio  »

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$20,000 (estimated)


$244,700 (USA)

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Commonly accepted as the first feature length film to be made in Hollywood, California. Short films such as In Old California (1910) has previously been made in the neighborhood. See more »


When he is in his hotel room in New York, Captain Wynnegate looks out of his window. This is followed by a cut to an obvious still photograph of the Broadway/Times Square district by night, meant to represent the view from the Captain's window. See more »


Nat-U-Rich: Me kill 'um.
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Referenced in Hollywood: In the Beginning (1980) See more »

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The first Hollywood feature film
9 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Due to the fact that this was the first feature film in Hollywood (as all the previous projects were short film subjects) which was an adaptation of a novel and stage play, you have to give it time and credit if you are an aspiring writer or director. It was made in 1914 when Cecil B. DeMille was 34 years old and was the same year that Charlie Chaplin made his screen debut with the keystone cops in a short subject titled 'Making A Living' on the 9th February. He may have been somewhat Victorian in his style of directing, but he was first and foremost a stage director that translated those skills onto the screen. Most of his films are quite wordy, lacking of pace and wooden (with the exception of 'Samson and Delilah'), but he was a master of spectacle, and could shock his audience of the time. As well as being DeMille's debut feature film, it was also Hal Roach's debut film as an actor who went on to become the master of short film comedy.

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