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 »
Two American soldiers are captured by the Germans on the Western Front during World War One and escape a POW camp only to stumble into further life-threatening adventures when they come across an Arabian king's daughter while on the lam.
In 1911, as part of his massive undertaking, famed Northwest photographer Edward S. Curtis travelled to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to visit the Kwakwaka'wakw. By the next year, ... See full summary »
Edward S. Curtis
Sarah Constance Smith Hunt,
Mrs. George Walkus
Spinster heiress Eva Bundy, who is in love with Rodolpho, a swindler after her money, is saved by cashier Maggie Quick from being robbed in a department store. When a jealous rival presents... See full summary »
Rollin S. Sturgeon
THE PROBLEM OF THE INDIAN WITH A WHITE EDUCATION IS HANDLED WITH SUCH POWER AND PATHOS AS TO MAKE A STORY OF GRIPPING QUALITY< AND THE SEQUENCES IN COLOUR ARE EFFECTIVE AND BEAUTIFUL. (Print Ad- Auckland Star, ((Auckland, NZ)) 7 September 1929)
The sequences of Native American life were shot in Technicolor, while the rest of the film was photographed in black and white and tinted amber. This was actually an accident, (see also If.... (1968)). The financial backers for the film ran out of money to spend on the then very expensive color film and ordered the filmmakers to immediately switch to black-and-white. Upon hearing this, the filmmakers realized that all the scenes at the Native American village had been shot. See more »
Wing Foot, son of a Navaho chief, is forced to attend a US Government run Indian school. There he falls in love with the Pueblo Corn Blossom and pledges to marry her. They are separated when she is called home on a pretense and forced to marry a tribe member. Wing Foot soon realizes that he will never be accepted by White society and returns home. After many tribulations, he brings peace between the Navahos and Pueblos and gets to marry Corn Blossom.
One of a number of pictures made in the 1920's and 1930's that put a melodramatic story in an exotic setting.
Unusual for being sympathetic to the Indians, who are poorly treated by the US Government and by most Whites.
Most interesting for showing Navaho and Pueblo costumes and material culture of the time.
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