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The Squaw Man (1931)

Passed | | Western | 5 September 1931 (USA)
Jim Wyngate, an English aristocrat, comes to the American West under a cloud of suspicion for embezzlement actually committed by his cousin Lord Henry. In Wyoming, Wyngate runs afoul of ... See full summary »

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille (as Cecil B. De Mille)

Writers:

Edwin Milton Royle (by), Lucien Hubbard (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Warner Baxter ... Jim Wingate - aka Jim Carston
Lupe Velez ... Naturich
Eleanor Boardman ... Lady Diana Kerhill
Charles Bickford ... Cash Hawkins
Roland Young ... Sir John Applegate
Paul Cavanagh ... Henry - Earl of Kerhill
Raymond Hatton ... Shorty
Julia Faye ... Mrs. Chichester Jones
DeWitt Jennings ... Sheriff Bud Hardy
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Big Bill (as J. Farrell McDonald)
Mitchell Lewis ... Tabywana
Dickie Moore ... Little Hal
Victor Potel ... Andy
Frank Rice ... Grouchy
Eva Dennison Eva Dennison ... Dowager Lady Kerhill
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Jim Wyngate, an English aristocrat, comes to the American West under a cloud of suspicion for embezzlement actually committed by his cousin Lord Henry. In Wyoming, Wyngate runs afoul of cattle rustler Cash Hawkins by rescuing the Indian girl Naturich from Hawkins. Wyngate marries Naturich, but then learns that his cousin Lord Henry has been killed and has cleared his name before dying. As Wyngate has long loved Lady Diana, Lord Henry's wife, he is perplexed at his situation. But fate takes a hand and resolves matters as Wyngate could not have predicted. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He sacrificed his honor to the desire of his love-mad soul! (Print Ad- Troy Times, ((Troy NY)) 2 December 1931) See more »

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Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was DeMille's final film at MGM and was done to fulfill his contract with the studio. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Naturich returns home and goes in and locks the door behind her. Tabywana tries to go in but can't because the door is locked. Later, Jim and the Sheriff Hardy go in the house and the door isn't locked. See more »

Quotes

Jim Wingate - aka Jim Carston: We have today, perhaps tomorrow; but, never yesterday.
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Featured in Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004) See more »

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British Buckaroo
23 November 2016 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

This story is a bit hard to swallow. A British noble leaves England to save the family name - his cousin, actually - who has embezzled and bankrupted the family fortune, leaving the woman he loves (who is married to the embezzler). He then turns up as a rancher in Texas (honest, I'm not making this up), takes up with an Indian girl who bears him a son. Seven years later, the embezzler dies but confesses, freeing the benighted couple to marry, she in England and he in Texas. Think you can go with it? Well, I couldn't, but the principals are so in earnest and the mood so solemn that you give it a break - a rating of six, to be exact.

I am into acting performances and this picture has many good ones; Warner Baxter (extremely in earnest), Eleanor Boardman and Roland Young (somewhat in earnest) and Lupe Velez, who really doesn't fit and, to my mind, nearly sinks the picture with a catatonic performance. She got better in the "Mexican Spitfire" series in the 40's. As I say, the preposterous plot is played with a straight face, so I gave this head-scratcher the benefit of the doubt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1931 (USA) See more »

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O Exilado See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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