Jean Durand

Serie: “Scènes de la vie de l’Ouest américain”; Tit. USA: “The Prairie on Fire”; Scen.: Joé Hamman; Int.: Joé Hamman (capo indiano Yellow Feather), Berthe Dagmar (Mrs. Brooks), Gaston Modot, Ernest Bourbon; Prod.: Gaumont 35mm. L.: 330 m. D.: 16’ a 18 f/s.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

A Sioux tribe, led by their great chief, wreaks revenge on the palefaces by setting fire to a nearby village. But the cowboys fight back and mortally wound the great chief. “Humiliated, beaten and wounded, the great chief refuses to abandon the warpath and surrender to the palefaces. He wants to show how only a Sioux warrior can die. He covers his head with a black cloak and stretches out his arms like a huge nocturnal bird. ‘Warriors of my tribe, illustrious forefathers who wait for me in the heavenly lands of the brave, here I am!’ he shouts as he walks into the fire where eternal sleep awaits him”.

(Service de l’Imprimerie des Établissements Gaumont, 29.11.1911)

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