Where the Trail Divides (1914)

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Produced at the famous Lasky barn near Hollywood and Vine, Where the Trail Divides was a sober depiction of the relationship between a white girl (Winifred Kingston) and a college-educated Native American (Robert Edeson). Their marriage breaks up when she cannot face being called a "squaw," but her next lover, a white man, proves a tyrannical brute. One reviewer termed the film "halting, not quite sure of its ground." Featured actress Constance Adams was the wife of Lasky collaborator Cecil B. DeMille. The location for geographical Hollywood's first feature films, the Lasky barn was relocated to nearby Highland Avenue in the 1980s and functioned as the Hollywood Studio Museum.

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cross-cultural-relations, discrimination, Native-American, orphan, racism