The Vanishing American

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The Vanishing American ★★ 1925

The mistreatment of the American Indian is depicted in this sweeping Western epic that stars Dix as Navajo chieftain Nophaie. Nophaie must reconcile the heritage of his people with the 20th century and deal with a crooked government agent. Filmed in Monument Valley and the Betatkin Cliff Dwellings of Arizona. Based on the novel by Zane Grey. 109m/B VHS, DVD . Richard Dix, Noah Beery Sr., Lois Wilson; D: George B. Seitz; W: Lucien Hubbard, Ethel Doherty; C: Harry Perry, Charles E. Schoenbaum.