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The Vanishing American (1925)

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 ... See full summary »

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Nophaie
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Marion Warner
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Booker
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Earl Ramsdale
Nocki ...
Indian Boy
Shannon Day ...
Gekin Yashi
Charles Crockett ...
Amos Halliday
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Bart Wilson
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Do Etin
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Kit Carson
Joe Ryan ...
Jay Lord
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Shoie
Bruce Gordon ...
Rhur
Richard Howard ...
Glendon
John Webb Dillion ...
Naylor (as John Webb Dillon)
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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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15 February 1926 (USA)  »

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$286,809, 31 December 1926
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Trivia

The legend that John Ford "discovered" Monument Valley (or John Wayne did and Ford took credit for it), or Harry Goulding (the trading post owner there) introduced Ford to this unique location in 1938 for Stagecoach (1939), is disproved by the fact that this movie was filmed there in 1925. See more »

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A great epic.
3 March 1999 | by 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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