|Bernard Siegel (left) and Richard Dix.
Photograph: Kevin Brownlow collection; courtesy Le Giornate del Cinema Muto.
Color/B&W : Nine reels / 7643 feet
Directed by Victor Schertzinger
Cast: Richard Dix [Wing Foot], Gladys Belmont [Corn Blossom], Tully Marshall [Navajo Jim], George Rigas [Chief Notani], Noble Johnson [Pueblo Jim], Jane Novak [Judith Stearns], Larry Steers [John Walton], Augustina López [Grandmother Yina], Bernard Siegel [Chahi, the medicine man]; Joseph W. Giard [the commissioner], Philip Anderson [Wing Foot, age nine], Lorraine Rivero [Corn Blossom, age six], George Walker [Pueblo Jim, age fifteen], Jack Duane (Jack Padjan) [Barrett], Andrew J. Callaghan [Anderson], Myra Lynch [the laughing singer], Pauline Garon [a party girl], Ben Hall [student], Lincoln Stedman [student], Paul Panzer, Walter Reed
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Associate producer, J.G. Bachmann. Screen play (scenario) by Elizabeth Pickett, from a screen story by Elizabeth Pickett. Assistant director, Henry Hathaway. Color photography (Technicolor cinematography) by Ray Rennahan and Edward T. Estabrook. Photographed (black & white cinematography) by Edward Cronjager + [Harry Hallenberger]. Titles (intertitles) by Julian Johnson. Edited by Otto Lovering. Musical score by J.S. Zamecnik. Song “Redskin” by J.S. Zamecnik (music) and Harry D. Kerr (lyrics). Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 23 February 1929 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP161]. Released 23 February 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Technicolor two-strip color process sequences. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version at 7402 feet by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation in 1929. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (American Film Institute collection) [35mm Technicolor and color-toned positive]; the soundtrack discs for reels 2, 4-7, 9 are presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Color cinematography - Native Americans: Navaho tribe, Pueblo tribe - Schools - Synchronized sound film - Track and field - USA: Arizona
Listing updated: 3 October 2008.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Basten-Technicolor pp. 41, 170; Everson-American pp. 226, 345; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 77; Sweeney-Coming pp. 141, 142 : ClasIm-221 p. 54; ClasIm-224 p. 55; ClasIm-226 p. 43; ClasIm-240 p. 44 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.