A Daughter of the Sioux (1925)

Western | 29 August 1925

Director:

Ben Wilson

Writer:

George W. Pyper

Cinematographer:

William Fildew

Production Company:

Guaranteed Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The upcoming production was advertised in the 20 Dec 1924 Moving Picture World as one of several works by General Charles King to be adapted for the screen by Clifford S. Elfelt Productions, Inc. The full title of the 1903 source novel was A Daughter of the Sioux: A Tale of the Indian Frontier.
       The start of principal photography at Berwilla Studios in Hollywood, CA, was reported in the 23 Aug 1925 Film Daily. Two weeks later, a 29 Aug 1925 release date was listed in the 5 Sep 1925 Exhibitors Herald. Reviews were generally positive, with the 3 Oct 1925 Motion Picture News highlighting lead actress Neva Gerber’s equestrian skills.
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The upcoming production was advertised in the 20 Dec 1924 Moving Picture World as one of several works by General Charles King to be adapted for the screen by Clifford S. Elfelt Productions, Inc. The full title of the 1903 source novel was A Daughter of the Sioux: A Tale of the Indian Frontier.
       The start of principal photography at Berwilla Studios in Hollywood, CA, was reported in the 23 Aug 1925 Film Daily. Two weeks later, a 29 Aug 1925 release date was listed in the 5 Sep 1925 Exhibitors Herald. Reviews were generally positive, with the 3 Oct 1925 Motion Picture News highlighting lead actress Neva Gerber’s equestrian skills.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
5 Sep 1925
p. 72
Film Daily
23 Aug 1925
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Film Daily
11 Oct 1925
p. 11
Los Angeles Times
9 Aug 1925
p. 27
Motion Picture News
19 Sep 1925
p. 1384
Motion Picture News
3 Oct 1925
p. 1611
Moving Picture World
20 Dec 1924
p. 697
Photoplay
Nov 1925
p. 126
Sheboygan (WI) Press
23 Jan 1926
p. 14
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel A Daughter of the Sioux: A Tale of the Indian Frontier by Gen. Charles King (New York, 1903).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
29 August 1925
Production Date:
summer 1925
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Davis Distributing Division, Inc.
28 December 1925
LP22182
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,700
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Nanette, known at Fort Frayne as a "daughter of the Sioux," is the adopted child of Major John Webb. John Field, a government surveyor, suspects her of betraying the fort after noticing the girl’s private encounters with a renegade named Eagle Wing. During a Sioux raid on a group of isolated settlers, John kills Eagle Wing and returns his body to the fort. An old scout recognizes Nanette as a white child stolen long ago by the Sioux. Nanette then reveals that Eagle Wing is the son of a white man named Big Bill Hay, and her foster brother. John declares his love for Nanette and they ...

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Nanette, known at Fort Frayne as a "daughter of the Sioux," is the adopted child of Major John Webb. John Field, a government surveyor, suspects her of betraying the fort after noticing the girl’s private encounters with a renegade named Eagle Wing. During a Sioux raid on a group of isolated settlers, John kills Eagle Wing and returns his body to the fort. An old scout recognizes Nanette as a white child stolen long ago by the Sioux. Nanette then reveals that Eagle Wing is the son of a white man named Big Bill Hay, and her foster brother. John declares his love for Nanette and they marry.

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