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Laughing Boy (film)

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Director  W. S. Van Dyke
Music director  Herbert Stothart
Country  United States
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance, Western
Producer  Hunt Stromberg
Duration  
Language  English
Laughing Boy (film) movie poster

Cast  Ramon Novarro (Laughing Boy), Lupe VĂ©lez (Slim Girl), William B. Davidson (Hartshone (as William Davidson)), Chief Thunderbird (Laughing Boy's Father), Catalina Rambula (Laughing Boy's Mother), Nora Cecil (Schoolteacher)
Release date  April 13, 1934 (1934-04-13)
Based on  Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge
Writer  John Colton (screen play), John Lee Mahin (screen play), Oliver La Farge (from the novel: "Laughing Boy" by)
Similar movies  Drunktown's Finest, Turquoise Rose, Buffalo Dreams, Desert Kickboxer, Legends from the Sky, The Homesman

Laughing Boy is a 1934 film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and is based on the 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Oliver La Farge.

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Plot

Slim Girl is an Indian maiden raised by whites, who call her "Lily." Many members of the Navajo tribe shun her, believing Slim Girl to be leading an improper life, perhaps even as a prostitute.

A silversmith, Laughing Boy, is seduced by her. After losing a horse race, he challenges rival Red Man to a wrestling match and wins. This impresses Slim Girl, who expresses her desire for him. She returns to her previous intimate relationship, however, with George Hartshone, a rich rancher.

One day, Slim Girl seeks out Laughing Boy, becomes his lover and persuades him to marry her. But when she goes to town to sell his silver goods, Laughing Boy follows and finds her in Hartshone's arms. He aims a bow and arrow at Hartshone, but ends up killing Slim Girl instead.

Reception

The film was a box office disappointment for MGM.

References

Laughing Boy (film) Wikipedia
Laughing Boy (film) IMDb Laughing Boy (film) themoviedb.org