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The Squaw Man
Director: Oscar C. Apfel (Dir)
Release Date:   15 Feb 1914
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Cast: Dustin Farnum  (Capt. James Wynnegate/Jim Carston)
  Monroe Salisbury  (Earl of Kerhill)
  Winifred Kingston  (Diana, Countess of Kerhill)
 

Summary: James Wynnegate is made executor of funds raised by members of his regiment for the families of men killed in battle. His cousin, the Earl of Kerhill, embezzles the funds, but Kerhill's wife Diana, with whom Wynnegate is in love, convinces the latter to take the blame and leave England in order to save the family's honor. Wynnegate eventually goes to Wyoming and buys a ranch using the name Jim Carston. He is saved from an attack by Cash Hawkins by the Indian maiden Nat-U-Ritch and he marries her when he learns that she is pregnant. Some time later, Diana comes West with news that Kerhill is dead, but that he had admitted his theft shortly before death. Nat-U-Ritch, knowing that her husband will send their young son Hal away, and hearing that she will be arrested for killing Hawkins, commits suicide. At the end, Diana embraces Hal. 

Distribution Company: State Rights
Production Company: Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Director: Oscar C. Apfel (Dir)
  Cecil B. DeMille (Dir)
Writer: Cecil B. DeMille (Scenario)
  Oscar C. Apfel (Scenario)

Subject Major: Embezzlement
  Executors
  Family honor
  Indians of North America
  Marriage
  Self-sacrifice
 
Subject Minor: Children
  Confession (Law)
  England
  Murder
  Nobility
  Ranches
  Suicide
  Wyoming

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