Director W. S. Van Dyke
Music director Herbert Stothart
Country United States
Genre Drama, Romance, Western
Producer Hunt Stromberg
|Cast Ramon Novarro (Laughing Boy), Lupe Vélez (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)
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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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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.
The film was a box office disappointment for MGM.
ReferencesLaughing Boy (film) Wikipedia
Laughing Boy (film) IMDb Laughing Boy (film) themoviedb.org