Double Feature: The Squaw Man (1931)
1914 Version and 1931 Version
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:13:35 + 01:46:29 | 7,53 Gb
1914: Score and 1931: English - AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Action, Romance, Western
Cecil B. DeMille’s The Squaw Man is a first and a last. The 1914 version is widely regarded as the first feature film made in Hollywood. And DeMille makes the final film under his MGM contract with a 1931 Talkie of the oft-told tale (DeMille lensed a second silent version in 1918) about a British outcast in the West, his Native American bride and events that shatter their happiness. The films vary greatly. The first is packed with events – a horse race, a brawl with a Scotland Yarder, a shipboard fire, a night in New York – that foreshadow DeMille’s ambitious narrative reach. The second hones in on the tender and ultimately heartbreaking familial relationship. Same story. Same filmmaker. A rare chance to experience them in different ways.