Nov 18, 2015
In 1920, the first vestiges of independent film were slowly trickling out as small businesses started trying to make their own films. One such company in the American Southwest decided to make a film based on the living experiences of their screenwriter's decades-long time with the Plains Indians, telling the story of two suitors for the heart of a Kiowa chieftain's daughter and the consequences of their rivalry. Using a cast made completely of non-white actors during the silent film era and lost for nearly 90 years, does The Daughter of Dawn deserve its second life? Moviedude Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.
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