Why should a movie director risk it all with some anonymous film critic when he is given the chance to review his own film? With this thought in mind, Cecil B. DeMille (1883 - 1959) typed up his own thoughts concerning all his hard work on his 1937 movie, The Plainsman, which starred Gary Cooper:
"I think The Plainsman differs from any Western we have ever seen for many reasons:
In it, no Indian attempts his laconic English.
Every Indian speaks real, honest Cheyenne.
There isn't a single cattle rustler.
There is no chase or sheriff's posse.
There is no argument over water rights.
There is no half-breed.
The heroine is not an Eastern girl visiting the West."
Click here to read an article by Jesse Lasky in defense of the movies.
Click here to read a 1927 review of Cecil B. De Mille's silent film, King of Kings.