White Eagle (1932)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this western, a Pony Express rider believes himself to be a Native American. The trouble begins when an Anglo outlaw begins stealing the fastest horses from the organization. The outlaw then blames the local Indians for the thefts. The gallant young rider learns of the scheme and rounds up the real culprits. Along the way he learns that he is really a white man who had been abducted and raised by the Indians. He is pretty happy because now he is free to marry the white woman he loves. The racist attitudes in this film are a reflection of its time, 1932, and of the whims of the powerful Hays Office, which censored all Hollywood films. As Hays considered miscegenation (the so-called mixing of races) immoral, the hero had to become a white man to marry a white woman.

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employment, expose [revelation], gangster, horse, horse-thief, investigation, justice, love, marriage, mistaken-identity, native, Native-American, outlaw [Western], Pony-Express, racer, robbery, romance, rustler, treachery