The Vanishing American
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The Vanishing American
The Paramount team of Richard Dix and Lois Wilson starred in this top-notch silent western in which a Native American is the protagonist. The early silent era devoted many films to the depiction of American Indians, but that trend had not carried over into the screen's third decade, where Indians almost always played villains or were merely background dressing. Based on a Zane Grey novel and filmed partially in Monument Valley, The Vanishing American presented Dix, in what might very well have been his best performance until Cimarron (1930), as a college-educated Native American who only… More

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"It was the first feature film to sympathetically tell of the contemporary plight of American Indians."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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