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A Man Called Horse (1970)

R  |   |  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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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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The lead role was turned down by many actors, including Robert Redford, before Richard Harris accepted. 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: You want to escape, you brave Anglais? Mean, bad Indian out there! Cut off everything! Zip! Zip! Zip!
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Batise: Zip!
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A Man Called Horse
26 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you liked Dances With Wolves, this is the movie that spawned the stories of Native Americans from their perspective. The majesty of the great American West unspoiled before the westward movement pushed the mighty races into obscurity and off their lands is presented here with unparalleled grandeur. The acting from Richard Harris to the many natives in the film is magnificent and lends itself mightily in portraying the triumphs & tragedies of life at its basics, that is, survival. A must see if you are a student of the American Indian culture. Great cinematography and if you have never heard of the ritual "Ceremony of the Sun" it is given here as realistic as it gets. Outstanding to preserve heritage is this film in its efforts.

A Moore


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