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The Squaw Man

1914

Cecil B Demille's first feature film as a director and producer

From Wikipedia:
Directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille and produced by DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, the screenplay was adapted by Beulah Marie Dix from the 1905 stage play, of the same name, written by Edwin Milton Royle.

This first screen version of the story was the legendary DeMille's first movie assignment. It also holds the distinction of being the first feature-length movie filmed specifically in Hollywood. It was not the first to be made in the Los Angeles area, and film historians agree that shorts had previously been filmed in Hollywood, with In Old California considered the earliest. Harbor scenes were shot in San Pedro, California and the western saloon set was built beside railroad tracks in the San Fernando Valley. Footage of cattle on the open range were shot at Keen Camp near Idyllwild, California, while snow scenes were shot at Mount Palomar.

The Squaw Man went on to become the only movie successfully filmed three times by the same director/producer, DeMille. He did a silent remake in 1918, and a talkie version in 1931.

For other uses, see: The Squaw Man (disambiguation).


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Production background

Directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille and film producer by DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, the screenplay was film adaptation by Beulah Marie Dix from the 1905 stage play, The Squaw Man (play), written by Edwin Milton Royle.
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Cast

  • Dustin Farnum as Capt. James Wynnegate aka Jim Carston
  • Monroe Salisbury as Sir Henry, Earl of Kerhill (uncredited)
  • Red Wing (actress) (real name Lillian St. Cyr) as Nat-u-ritch (uncredited)
  • Winifred Kingston as Lady Diana, Countess of Kerhill (uncredited)
  • 'Baby' Carmen De Rue as Hal (uncredited)
  • Joseph Singleton as Tab-y-wana (uncredited)
  • William Elmer as Cash Hawkins (uncredited)
  • Mrs. A.W. Filson as The Dowager Lady Elizabeth Kerhill (uncredited)
  • Haidee Fuller as Lady Mabel Wynnegate (uncredited)
  • Foster Knox as Sir John (uncredited)
  • Dick La Reno as Big Bill (uncredited)
  • Richard L'Estrange (actor) as Grouchy (uncredited)
  • Fred Montague as Mr. Petrie (uncredited)
  • Cecil B. DeMille as Faro Dealer (uncredited)
  • Cecilia de Mille as Child (uncredited)
  • Hal Roach as Townsman (uncredited)
  • Art Acord as Townsman (uncredited)
  • Raymond Hatton as Bit part (uncredited)

See also

  • The House That Shadows Built (1931 promotional film by Paramount)


  • Category:1914 films
    Category:1910s drama films
    Category:1910s Western (genre) films
    Category:American drama films
    Category:American Western (genre) films
    Category:American silent feature films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films directed by Cecil B. DeMille
    Category:Films directed by Oscar Apfel
    Category:Directorial debut films
    Category:Famous Players-Lasky films
    Category:Films set in England
    Category:Films based on plays
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