Crow's Nest (1922)

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Silent western star Jack Hoxie's second film for producer Anthony Xydias' Sunset Productions, Crow's Nest featured the burly ex-cowboy as Esteban who, raised by an Indian woman (Mary Bruce, is unaware that he is the heir to a ranch. There's a usurper (Tom Lingham) who tries to keep Esteban's real heritage a secret, but the truth will come out, and the young man begins the fight to reclaim what is rightfully his. This is yet another western skirting the taboo of miscegenation by making the hero a white boy raised by Indians after a massacre that killed his parents. Leading lady Evelyn Nelson made 11 films with Hoxie. Tragically, she committed suicide by gas in her Hollywood home, June 16, 1923.

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cowboy, cross-cultural-relations, greed, heir, inheritance, massacre, Native-American, ranch, usurper