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The Vanishing American (1925)

 -  Western  -  15 February 1926 (USA)
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Noah Beery ...
Booker
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Earl Ramsdale
Nocki ...
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Shannon Day ...
Gekin Yashi
Charles Crockett ...
Amos Halliday
Bert Woodruff ...
Bart Wilson
Bernard Siegel ...
Do Etin
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Jay Lord
Charles Stevens ...
Shoie
Bruce Gordon ...
Rhur
Richard Howard ...
Glendon
John Webb Dillon ...
Naylor
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History, as portrayed in this film, has been a succession of conquests of stronger races over weaker ones. As played out on the stage of Monument Valley, long ago, tribes of Indians defeated the ancient cliff dwellers; then came the Europeans to conquer the Indians. Now, in the early 20th Century, a tribe of Navajo live on a reservation overseen by an Indian-hating agent, Booker. He and his men steal the best Indian horses for their own profit. Nophaie, a tribal leader, complains to Booker's higher-ups, but he is unable to gain fair treatment from the whites. When World War I breaks out, an Army captain comes west in search of the horses that Booker was supposed to have bought from the Indians for a fair price. Marian Warner, the teacher at the Indian School, has befriended Nophaie, teaching him to read; she convinces him that the Great War is a fight for a more just world, and that, when that world comes, the Indian will be better treated. Nophaie not only brings horses for the Army,... Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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The rumor about the herd of 14 bison being brought to Catalina Island for the filming of this movie was debunked by the curator of the Catalina Museum on the PBS show California's Gold (1991). See more »

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A great epic.
3 March 1999 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

A great epic. The proof that George B. Seitz was a great director. A very fine cast. Dix and Wilson are outstanding. The story takes you from the time of the dinosaurs to our days in a very convincing way.


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