THE VANISHING AMERICAN

A film by George B. Seitz

Cast : Gary Cooper, Richard Dix, Noah Beery, Malcom Mcgregor

1925 / western / Etats-Unis / original title : THE VANISHING AMERICAN / 110’ / Black & White / status : completed / Silent with music / long feature-film / International catalogue

In the early 20th century a tribe of Navajo live on a reservation overseen by an Indian-hating agent, Booker. He and his men steal the best Indian horses for their own profit. Nophaie, a tribal leader, complains to Booker’s higher-ups, but he cannot gain fair treatment from the Whites. Then World War I breaks out.