MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 81,219 this week

The Silent Enemy (1930)

 |  Drama  |  2 August 1930 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 130 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 4 critic

A documentary about the life of Indians in Northern Canada.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (scenario), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 317 titles
created 14 Mar 2011
 
a list of 214 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 163 titles
created 01 Oct 2013
 
a list of 190 titles
created 17 Mar 2014
 
a list of 719 titles
created 06 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Silent Enemy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Silent Enemy (1930)

The Silent Enemy (1930) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Silent Enemy.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Skins (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer.

Director: Robert Wiene
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Kortner
Cimarron (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor
Action | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibralter to organise defences, ... See full summary »

Director: William Fairchild
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Dawn Addams, Michael Craig
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Chief Yellow Robe ...
Chetoga, tribe leader
Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance ...
Baluk, mighty hunter
Chief Akawanush ...
Dagwan, medicine man
Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud ...
Neewa, Chetoga's daughter
Cheeka ...
Cheeka, Chetoga's son
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mali Spotted Elk
Edit

Storyline

Food is getting scarce for the tribe, and the chief must choose between the advice of Baluk to go north to the caribou herds, or the conniving medicine man Dagwan to stay put. On the way north they endure great hardship, and the conflict between Baluk and Dagwan deepens. It doesn't help that both want to marry the chief's daughter. Written by Robert Tonsing <rob_tonsing@msn.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 August 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Silent Enemy: An Epic of the American Indian  »

Box Office

Gross:

ITL 239,500,000 (Italy)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(MovieTone) (talking sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "silent enemy" of the title is hunger. See more »

Connections

Featured in Long Lance (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Waters
Music by Massard Kur Zhene
Lyrics by Leo Robin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A docu-drama in the Robert Flaherty tradition
19 January 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

One of a number of fiction films of the 1920's and 1930's that attempt to show the life of primitive peoples before contact with European material culture. The best known example is Nanook of the North (1922).

Very well done, with much location shooting under trying circumstances for both the Ojibwe Indian cast and the crew. Interesting wild animal sequences, especially of the caribou.

The sound mostly is fine organ playing, with a short spoken introduction by Chief Yellow Robe (who played Chetoga, tribe leader).


19 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Silent Enemy (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?