Alpha Video

The Squaw Man (Silent) (1914 Version)

Spectacle and scandal explode in the wilds of Wyoming in this early classic directed by the legendary Cecil B. DeMille
Rating 3.2
4 ratings
Movie on IMDb
List Price: $7.98
SALE PRICE: $5.95 or order 5 DVDs for $25
You Save: $2.03 (25% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  ALP 5121D
Buy this DVD & matching Poster for only $10.95 Add Both to Cart
5 DVDs for $25

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1914
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Directed by &

Description by OLDIES.com:

Wrongly accused of stealing money from a Widows and Orphans fund, Captain Jim Wynnegate flees England in disgrace and sails off to start a new life in the Wild Western frontier of America. He leaves behind the woman he secretly loves, Lady Diana, because he would rather bear the burden of the family disgrace than tell her the truth - that her husband Sir Henry, Jim's back-stabbing cousin, is the real thief. The new world welcomes him without judgment and soon Wynnegate is a successful ranch-owner with a beautiful Indian wife, Nat-U-Rich, and a son. When cattle rustler Cash Hawkins attacks Jim, Nat-U-Rich rescues her husband, killing the outlaw in the process. Charged with murder for the death, the disconsolate squaw commits suicide. Into the ruins of Jim's second shattered life steps Lady Diana, with news that could reconcile the devastated man with his ignoble past.

The Squaw Man was written, produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille and was reported to be the first feature length film shot in Hollywood. He had gone west to avoid the powerful east coast Motion Picture Patents Trust, headed by Thomas A. Edison, who didn't hesitate to resort to violence in his bid to control all motion picture production. De Mille actually shot two later remakes of The Squaw Man (1918, 1931) and would go on to create such classics as Reap the Wild Wind, The Greatest Show on Earth and The Ten Commandments.

Product Description:

This is the first of three versions of THE SQUAW MAN that Cecil B. DeMille made; it was instrumental in fostering the growth of the Hollywood system, and remains the definitive version. The story follows Englishman Captain Wynnegate (Dustin Farnum) as he travels to the U.S. as an exile, after taking the fall for his embezzler cousin. Travelling west, he marries an Indian squaw (Red Wing), but years later his cousin admits to the crime on his deathbed, and the Captain returns to England after his wife's suicide.

Plot Keywords:

Indians | Native Americans | Old West | Race Relations

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 3.2
Based on 4 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Labels:
Movie Categories:
Product Groupings:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 1,781
  • UPC: 089218512192
  • Shipping Weight: 0.17/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Dramas Movie Categories:

Film Collectors & Archivists: Alpha Video is actively looking for rare and unusual pre-1943 motion pictures, in good condition, from Monogram, PRC, Tiffany, Chesterfield, and other independent studios for release on DVD. We are also interested in TV shows from the early 1950s. Share your passion for films with a large audience. Let us know what you have.