The Squaw Man (1914 film)

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The Squaw Man
A scene from The Squaw Man
Directed by Oscar Apfel
Cecil B. DeMille
Produced by Cecil B. DeMille
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by Beulah Marie Dix (scenario)
Story by Beulah Marie Dix
Based on The Squaw Man 
by Edwin Milton Royle
Starring Dustin Farnum
Cinematography Alfred Gandolfi
Edited by Mamie Wagner
Distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Release dates
  • February 12, 1914 (1914-02-12) (United States)
Running time 74 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Box office $244,700
The Squaw Man
Contemporary magazine advertisement.

The Squaw Man (known as The White Man in the UK) is a 1914 silent western drama film starring Dustin Farnum.[1]

Production background[edit]

Directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille and produced by DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, the screenplay was adapted by Beulah Marie Dix from the 1905 stage play, of the same name, written by Edwin Milton Royle.

This first screen version of the story was the legendary DeMille's first movie assignment. It also holds the distinction of being the first feature-length movie filmed specifically in Hollywood. It was not the first to be made in the Los Angeles area, and film historians agree that shorts had previously been filmed in Hollywood, with In Old California considered the earliest. Harbor scenes were shot in San Pedro, California and the western saloon set was built beside railroad tracks in the San Fernando Valley. Footage of cattle on the open range were shot at Keen Camp near Idyllwild, California, while snow scenes were shot at Mount Palomar.[2]

The Squaw Man went on to become the only movie successfully filmed three times by the same director/producer, DeMille. He did a silent remake in 1918, and a talkie version in 1931.



  1. ^ The Squaw Man - Overview at AllMovie
  2. ^ Birchard, Robert S. (2004). Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. pp. 8–9. ISBN 0-8131-2324-0. 

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