Redskin (1929) was a Western - Adventure Film directed by Victor Schertzinger and produced by Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky, B.P. Schulberg and Victor Schertzinger.
Redskin (1929) A Silent Film ReviewBy Fritzi Kramer on Nov 10, 2013 From Movies Silently
The surprisingly sympathetic tale of a Navajo man, Wing Foot (Richard Dix), who was taken from his family as a boy and raised in a boarding school. Insulted and referred to as “Redskin” by his college peers, Wing Foot also finds that he no longer fits in with his family, especially his e... Read full article
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The film was released with a recorded soundtrack on nine disks. According to the liner notes of the film's DVD release the picture survives intact while only disks 1, 3, and 8 are still known to exist. However, the website for the Vitaphone Project lists that copies of discs 2, 4, 5, and 7 exist in their collection.
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....). 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.
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