A Man Called Horse (1970)

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    • A Man Called Horse (1970)



      Information from IMDB

      Plot Summary
      In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians.
      He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles.
      Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
      Written by Scott Lane

      Full Cast
      Richard Harris ... John Morgan
      Judith Anderson ... Buffalo Cow Head (as Dame Judith Anderson)
      Jean Gascon ... Batise
      Manu Tupou ... Yellow Hand
      Corinna Tsopei ... Running Deer
      Dub Taylor ... Joe
      James Gammon ... Ed
      William Jordan ... Bent
      Eddie Little Sky ... Black Eagle
      Michael Baseleon ... Longfoot
      Lina Marín ... Thorn Rose (as Lina Marin)
      Tamara Garina ... Elk Woman
      Terry Leonard ... Striking Bear
      Iron Eyes Cody ... Medicine Man
      Tom Tyon ... Medicine Man
      Jackson Tail ... Medicine Man
      Manuel Padilla Jr. ... Leaping Buck
      Lloyd One Star ... Warrior
      James Never Miss a Shot ... Warrior
      Frank Rabbit Jr. ... Warrior
      Samuel White Horse ... Warrior
      Justin Thin Elk ... Warrior
      Lawrence Old Cross ... Warrior
      Ardene Turning Bear ... Warrior
      Aloysius Eagleman ... Warrior
      Ross Kills Enemy ... Warrior
      Ben Black Bear ... Warrior
      Richard Fool Bull ... Warrior
      Bruce Pretty Bird ... Warrior
      Phillip Clark ... (uncredited)
      Ben Eagleman ... (uncredited)
      Lee Schaff Guardino ... Sioux Woman (voice) (uncredited)
      Edward Little ... (uncredited)
      Sonny Skyhawk ... Member of the Yellow Hand Band (uncredited)
      Vince St. Cyr ... Warrior (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Jack DeWitt (screenplay) (as Jack De Witt)
      Dorothy M. Johnson (story)

      Original Music
      Leonard Rosenman

      Robert B. Hauser

      Based on a 1958 segment of the TV series Wagon Train, bearing the same title.

      Wagon Train 1957 The Man called Horse, it is the same story as this movie,
      with a few changes, even chief with two sisters, and a slave to Yellow Rope's mother.

      The story is based on Cabeza de Vaca's real life.
      A soldier from Spain that in 1528 suffered all that happens in this movie.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Custer State Park - 13329 U.S. Highway 16A, Custer, South Dakota, USA
      Durango, Mexico

      Watch this Clip

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- A Man Called Horse (1970)

      A Man Called Horse is a 1970 American Western film
      starring Richard Harris and directed by Elliot Silverstein.

      . Based on a short story by Dorothy M. Johnson,
      "A Man Called Horse", published in 1950 in Collier's magazine and again in 1968
      in Johnson's book Indian Country.

      The basic story was used in a 1958 episode
      of the TV show Wagon Train titled "A Man Called Horse".
      Partially spoken in Sioux, the film tells the history of an English aristocrat,
      John Morgan, who is captured by the Sioux people.

      User Review
      Spectacular and Powerful Classic Western
      25 February 2005 | by Claudio Carvalho (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

      In 1825, the Sioux, leaded by Yellow Hand (Manu Tupou), capture the English nobleman John Morgan (Richard Harris), while hunting in the United States of America. John is brutally treated like an animal by the Indian, and is given to help Buffalo Cow Head (Judith Anderson), the mother of Yellow Hand, as if he were a horse. Without understanding the language and behavior of the Sioux, he is helped by Batise (Jean Gascon), a white man made prisoner and mutilated by the Indians five years ago. Batise translates and explains the Sioux's culture for John, plotting to escape some day back to the civilization with him. After an undefined long time later, John loses his snobbish behavior and is reasonably integrated to the Sioux. One day, he kills two enemies Shoshones, who were spying and stalking the Sioux, and gains the respect of the Sioux and love of the sister of Yellow Hand, Running Deer (Corinna Tsopei). John marries Running Deer and integrates to their culture, and after a tragic attack of the Shoshones to the Sioux tribe, he becomes their leader. "A Man Called Horse" is a spectacular and powerful classic western of the 70's. The first time I saw this movie, I was a teenager and left the theater completely astonished with such a different story in that time and the violence of the scenes. Two days ago, I bought the VHS and yesterday I saw it again, and it is still a very impressive film, with magnificent performances of the cast, highlighting Richard Harris and Judith Anderson. The production is very careful, being mostly spoken in Sioux, and depicting in a realistic way, the life, the behavior, the common laws and the moral practices of the Sioux. I believe that "A Man Called Horse", with the Sioux, "Soldier Blue", with the Cheyenne and "Little Big Man", all of them from 1970, were among the first movies to show the lives of prisoners of the North American Indians in their tribes. The amazing scene of John Morgan suspended by his chest in an Indian ceremony is unforgettable and very impressive. My vote is ten.

      Title (Brazil): "Um Homem Chamado Cavalo" ("Spectacular Classic Western")
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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