The Squaw Man
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The Squaw Man
In conjunction with veteran filmmaker Oscar Apfel, young director Cecil B. DeMille made his directorial debut and American movie history with this dramatic filmization of a once-popular Broadway melodrama. Six reels long, it was one of the first full-length feature films made in the United States--for many years it was considered the first U.S.-made feature, but then, in 1996, a 55-minute-long copy of The Life and Death of King Richard III, dated from 1912, was found in an Oregon basement. Edwin Milton Royle's play was originally set in Wyoming, but DeMille and Apfel decided to film on… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even by the standards of a 1914 feature, it would be a stretch to call this an especially sophisticated piece of filmmaking."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"An early indication of DeMille's future strength as a visual filmmaker."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An entertaining antique."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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