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A Man Called Horse (1970)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Western  -  May 1970 (USA)
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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.

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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.

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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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Um Homem Chamado Cavalo  »

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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. See more »

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Before John Morgan is captured in the lake, an Indian runs into the camp wearing Morgan's robe around his middle. When the Indians capture Morgan and drag him from the lake, his robe can be seen on the shoreline. See more »

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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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Silverstein's camera captures beautifully the expansive outdoor of the Sioux way of life and their rituals…
23 November 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

The year is 1825…

The story begins with a British aristocrat named John Morgan who finds himself captured by Sioux warriors… At first he's mocked and treated like an animal and then he's dragged to their camp where he is given to work for an old squaw (Judith Anderson).

Before too long the 'grand white gentleman' up with another captive Batise (Jean Gascon) whose family was all massacred five years ago by the Indians acts as translator for Morgan… One day after killing two Shoshone Indians from another tribe and scalping one of them, John gains trust and respect from his captives thus paving the way to be soon a warrior, then a loving husband…

The film's centerpiece is the Sun Vow that Morgan must bear to prove his courage to withstand all tests of pain in order to gain the hand of Running Dear (Corinna Tsopei) sister of Chief Yellow Hand (Manu Tupou). As the English nobleman is white, he is considered weak and he'll give up in the moment of truth…

There are also other truly memorable moments in the film: how the Indian virgin prepares herself for marriage—how she takes her sweat bath to be pure; and the tragic events when an Indian mother loses and has no other son or man, how she cuts off her forefinger and when winter comes she dies from the freezing cold…


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