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The Squaw Man (1931) was a Drama - Western Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.


In 1914, Cecil B. DeMille made his directorial debut with the original film version of The Squaw Man. The production, one of the early features filmed in Hollywood, literally endangered DeMille's life as he suffered burns from misfiring explosions and was shot at by agents from the Motion Picture Patent Trust. The result was a great success. This remake was DeMille's third time around with the story. The plot once again follows a young English nobleman (Baxter) who abandons his title when he escapes to the American frontier after pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit to protect the woman he loved (Boardman). But once on the American plains, the dashing soldier marries a beautiful Indian woman (Velez) only to find himself torn between two worlds when his former lover arrives in America. Upon the release of his first version, DeMille threatened to remake the story every 10 years. His experience with this production cooled his enthusiasm.

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Fun Size Review: The Squaw Man (1914)

By Fritzi Kramer on Dec 23, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on December 23, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review Cecil B. DeMille’s debut film is pretty rough going. Crude, stereotyped and more than a little confusing, it still boasts some strong ingredients. The California scenery is lovely, the likable performance of Red Wing as the wife of... Read full article

The Squaw Man (1914) A Silent Film Review

By Fritzi Kramer on Feb 16, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on February 16, 2014 in Blog, Silent Movie Review, Silents vs Talkies The feature film came to Hollywood with this 1914 oater about a British gent who takes the blame for a crime and heads out west. He romances and marries a Native American but finds himself conflicted when an oppor... Read full article

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Final film of Kathryn Adams.
The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 23 October 1905 and closed 1 April 1906 after 222 performances. William S. Hart was the title character, and the cast also included George Fawcett and Mitchell Lewis who was also in this film version. The play had several revivals, the last in 1926.
This movie lost nearly $150,000 at the box office.
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