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100 years ago in Inland Northwest: Spokane movie wins praise by Variety; Nez Perce Tribe to be featured in Hollywood film

Jonathan BruntMay 22, 2019

Variety reviewed the recently finished movie completed by a fledging Spokane movie company, declaring it “strong.”

“Trampled Truth,” formerly known as “Fool’s Gold,” was made by the Washington Motion Picture Corp., which was located at Minnehaha Park.

“Starting amid the woods and mountains, beside still waters and rushing rivers, it ends dramatically,” the national theater magazine said. “Its closing scenes show men in conventional evening dress hurrying down a burning mine shaft to rescue men entrapped. These last scenes alone should get the money. They are realistic, perfectly pictured and dramatic to a degree.”

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