The Heart of Wetona (1919)

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After the half-breed daughter of a Comanche chief falls for a young engineer who deserts her, she turns to a white Indian agent who marries her.



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Cast overview:
Fred Huntley ...
Chief Quannah
John Hardin
Gladden James ...
Anthony Wells
F.A. Turner ...
Pastor David Wells (as Fred Turner)
Princess Uwane Yea ...
Charles Edler ...
Comanche Jack
Chief White Eagle ...
Nipo (as White Eagle)
Black Wolf ...
Black Lizard ...


Wetona, the daughter of Indian chief Quannah and a white mother, returns to her tribe after an education in a white school in the East, to find herself torn between the two cultures of her heritage. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Drama | Romance | Western





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5 January 1919 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le prix du silence  »

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1.33 : 1
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Native American melodrama with Norma Talmadge

In this Native American melodrama, Norma Talmadge plays a woman of mixed race who is forced into a shotgun wedding (mistakenly, it turns out) with a sympathetic white man, while discovering the truth about her cad of a lover. Copies exist of this film at the Library of Congress (35 mm - some deterioration), the George Eastman House (35 mm), the Cinema Museum in London (35 mm) and the UCLA Archives (16 mm and videocassette viewing copy). Thanks to Greta de Groat for the above information gleaned from her wonderful website devoted to Ms. Talmadge. This by the way was her 19th feature.

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