The Navajo

The Navajo

Francis Kee Teller
Director: Jules Dassin, Norman Foster Cast: Francis Kee Teller
Francis Kee Teller
, Hall Bartlett
Hall Bartlett
Jules Dassin, Norman Foster,

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Navajo was one of a group of intelligent "chamber" westerns turned out by Lippert productions in the 1950s. Technically, it's not a western at all, but what would later be termed a "docudrama." Shot on location at a Navajo Indian Reservation, the film features nonprofessional Native Americans in the major roles. Francis Kee Teller plays Son of the Hunter, a young Navajo boy who is separated from his family so that he may be given his government-dictated mandatory education. Disdaining the "white" world, Teller runs from his instructors. The two tenderfeet find themselves in a perilous situation, from which the savvy Teller must rescue them. One of the teachers is played by Hall Bartlett, the producer of Navajo (and, parenthetically, the then-husband of actress Rhonda Fleming).

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/2020
UPC: 0760137404194
Original Release: 1952
Source: Kit Parker Films
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:10:00
Sales rank: 39,047

Special Features

Commentary by Francis Kee Teller; "Canyon De Chelly" Photo-Essay by Deborah Lem, Diné; "The Canyon Matters" by Genny Yazzie, Diné; 1952 National Publicity Tour; "Our Navajo Neighbors" 1952 Documentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Francis Kee Teller Son of the Hunter
Hall Bartlett Indian School Counsel
Johnny Mitchell Grey Singer
Sammy Ogg Narrator

Technical Credits
Jules Dassin Director
Norman Foster Director,Screenwriter
Hall Bartlett Producer
Virgil E. Miller Cinematographer
Lloyd Nosler Editor
Leith Stevens Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Navajo
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [5:02]
2. Chapter 2 [7:05]
3. Chapter 3 [6:43]
4. Chapter 4 [6:03]
5. Chapter 5 [3:56]
6. Chapter 6 [7:16]
7. Chapter 7 [6:39]
8. Chapter 8 [7:19]
9. Chapter 9 [7:26]
10. Chapter 10 [6:31]
11. Chapter 11 [5:45]
12. Chapter 12 [:03]

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