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A Man Called Horse (1970)

In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.

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During the early 1800s, English Lord John Morgan is hunting in the Dakotas but he is captured by a group of Sioux warriors. Morgan's guides are killed but he is spared by Sioux chief Yellow Hand who marvels at Morgan's blond hair.Brought to Yellow Hand's tribal village, Morgan has to endure physical abuse and mockery at the hands of women and children who consider Morgan to be a wild horse.Restrained by a rope around his neck, Morgan is given as a gift to an old squaw, Buffalo Cow Head, to be her slave and help her with daily chores.In the village, Morgan meets Running Deer, the beautiful young sister of chief Yellow Hand.Morgan witnesses the traditional courtship process when Running Deer is asked in marriage by a tribe member who presents Yellow Hand with gifts in return for his sister's hand in marriage.Morgan starts to fall in love with her.Also in the village is half-breed, Batise, whose mother was Sioux and father was French.Batise becomes Morgan's friend and interpreter.Batise ... Written by nufs68

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A man called "Horse" becomes an Indian warrior in the most electrifying ritual ever seen!


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Rated R for violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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In the British sitcom "Only Fools and Horses", David Jason's character Del Boy states that Roger Lloyd Pack's character Trigger (Real name Colin Ball) got his nickname because he looks like a horse. Trigger is the name of John Morgan's horse. See more »

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The yellow hand prints slapped onto Morgan's right shoulder and left buttock during his capture have disappeared by the time he is brought into the Sioux camp. See more »

Quotes

Batise: Lucky for you, chief like angry. You yell, make strong. Until winter comes!
[evil laugh, walking away]
Batise: Until winter comes!
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Referenced in Sacrifice! (1972) See more »

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14 April 2004 | by (glendale,CO) – See all my reviews

I have to laugh sometimes when I read otherwise sane comments from amateur reviewers. This film has fairly awkward productions values compared to the present, also many of the actors playing native people are very much NOT native. That aside, this is a BREAKTHROUGH movie for Hollywood circa 1970. This movie is not similiar to Dances With Wolves-it's effectively the other way around. I find it strange so many people make that comment. This movie predates the other by more than THIRTY YEARS!!! Anyway ackward production values aside the presentation of the Lakota is far from the touchy feely view Costner presented,we see the brutal side of their way of doing things also, which is as factual as what we see today just not very PC. This is a great period classic,well worth watching.


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