The Test of Donald Norton (1926)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on a novel by Robert E. Pinkerton, this oldfashioned tale of western miscegenation starred George Walsh as Wen-dah-ben, the half-breed son of an Indian chief, who is adopted by a white family and given the name "Donald Norton." He falls for his foster-sister (Eugenia Gilbert and becomes a trader. Taunted by the whites, Norton seeks out his ancestry and learns that he is not part-Indian at all, but the illegitimate son of of a rival trader (Tyrone Power). This film is preserved in the collection of the Library of Congress.

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assault, cross-cultural-relations, half-breed, life-changes, Native-American