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Saturday September 30
Saturday September 30
Director: Alan Crosland
1934 / 70min / DCP

“Chief Joe Thunder Horse (Richard Barthelmess) is the top draw in the Wild West show he tours with, and he won’t let anyone forget it. Whether it’s speeding his gaudy sports car, bedding white women, or demanding higher pay, Joe unapologetically lives life fast—until word reaches him from the reservation that his father is dying. He returns home to find his community in disarray and under the rule of a corrupt white government official and a group of con men. Pushed to breaking point, he leads his tribe to revolt against their oppressors in an explosive, damning finale.”—Series curator Adam Piron

16mm print courtesy of the George Eastman Museum, gEH Collection

Introduction from series curator, Adam Piron, on Sunday, September 24th at 6:30pm

Part of Save the Man: Pre-Code Hollywood's Native America

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