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According to the Var review and other contemoray sources, the final six minutes of Redskin were projected in Paramount's widescreen process known as "Magnascope." The picture was filmed on location in Canyon de ... More Less

According to the Var review and other contemoray sources, the final six minutes of Redskin were projected in Paramount's widescreen process known as "Magnascope." The picture was filmed on location in Canyon de Chelly. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
3 Feb 1929
p. 8.
Photoplay
Feb 1929
p. 54.
Variety
30 Jan 29
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 February 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 January 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP161
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Movietone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Sound, also silent
Also si; 7,402 ft.
Duration(in mins):
81
Length(in feet):
7,643
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

After attending preparatory school and college in the East, Wing Foot returns to his Navajo tribe and renounces their customs and beliefs, becoming an outcast among his own people. Wing Foot later secretly visits the village of a rival tribe in order to see Corn Blossom, his sweetheart, who has also been to school in the East. Her people discover his presence, and he is forced to flee into the desert, where he discovers oil. White prospectors also find the oil, and Wing Foot races them to the claim office, filing his claim first. Faced with marriage to a man she does not love, Corn Blossom takes refuge in the Navajo village. Her people come to take her back, and a pitched battle between the tribes is averted only when Wing Foot arrives and tells both tribes of the new good fortune of the Indian nations. He then claims Corn Blossom as his ... +


After attending preparatory school and college in the East, Wing Foot returns to his Navajo tribe and renounces their customs and beliefs, becoming an outcast among his own people. Wing Foot later secretly visits the village of a rival tribe in order to see Corn Blossom, his sweetheart, who has also been to school in the East. Her people discover his presence, and he is forced to flee into the desert, where he discovers oil. White prospectors also find the oil, and Wing Foot races them to the claim office, filing his claim first. Faced with marriage to a man she does not love, Corn Blossom takes refuge in the Navajo village. Her people come to take her back, and a pitched battle between the tribes is averted only when Wing Foot arrives and tells both tribes of the new good fortune of the Indian nations. He then claims Corn Blossom as his own. +

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Subject

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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