The Heart of Wetona


1h 12m 1919

Brief Synopsis

Wetona, the daughter of Indian chief Quannah and a white mother, returns to her tribe after an education in a white school in the East, to find herself torn between the two cultures of her heritage.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 5, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Norma Talmadge Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Select Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,265ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

When Wetona, the half white, half Indian daughter of Chief Quannah of the Blackfoot tribe, tells her father that she would be an inappropriate choice to be the tribe's Vestal Virgin at the Corn Dance, the furious chief vows to kill her white lover. She goes to Government agent John Hardin for help, but her father sees them together and, speculating that Hardin has wronged her, demands that he marry her. Hardin agrees to the marriage to save her lover, whom he does not know is his friend and assistant Tony Wells. After Wetona learns that Tony was never sincere, she sees his cowardice during the Indian raid on Hardin's house. When the chief learns the truth, he stops the raid, apologizes to Hardin and shoots Tony as he flees. Quannah tells Wetona he will take her back, but since she and Hardin are now in love, they remain together.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 5, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Norma Talmadge Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Select Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,265ft (6 reels)

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Notes

Princess Uwane Yea was the granddaughter of one of the chiefs who defeated Gen. George Custer. White Eagle, Black Wolf and Black Lizard were genuine chiefs of the Comanche tribe. Norma Talmadge was made an honorary Comanche princess during the filming.