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May 1970 (USA) See more »
A man called "Horse" becomes an Indian warrior in the most electrifying ritual ever seen!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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)

Directed by
Elliot Silverstein 
Writing credits
Jack DeWitt (screenplay) (as Jack De Witt)

Dorothy M. Johnson (story)

Gregory Crosby  developed by

Produced by
Frank Brill .... associate producer
Sandy Howard .... producer
Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman 
Cinematography by
Robert B. Hauser (director of photography) (as Robert Hauser)
Film Editing by
Philip W. Anderson 
Gene Fowler Jr. 
Art Direction by
Philip Barber  (as Phil Barber)
Set Decoration by
Raúl Serrano  (as Raul Serrano)
Costume Design by
Dennis Lynton Clark 
Makeup Department
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist
Frank Griffin .... make-up: Richard Harris
George Lane .... makeup supervisor
Keester Sweeney .... makeup artist
Production Management
Robert M. Beche .... unit production manager
Gilbert Kurland .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director
Mario Cisneros .... assistant director
Terry Morse Jr. .... assistant director
Lynn Guthrie .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Ted Swanson .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bill Dietz .... property master (as William Dietz)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Jeremy Kay .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jack A. Finlay .... supervising sound editor (as Jack Finlay)
Peter Maxwell .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Rafael Ruiz Esparza .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Federico Farfán .... special effects (as Federico Farfan)
Jerome Rosenfeld .... optical production design and titles (as Jerome Rosenfeld of The Helix Group)
Tim Smyth .... special effects
Terry Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom L. Dittman .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rafael Delong .... head grip (as Rafael DeLong)
Don Johnson .... head electrician
Gabriel Torres .... second unit cameraman
Roberto Biciocchi .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Delmar .... costume supervisor
Eddie Marks .... costumer (as Edward Marx)
Jack Martell .... costumer
Theodore R. Parvin .... costumer (as Ted Parvin)
Editorial Department
Robert Briggs .... assistant film editor
Tom Patchett .... assistant film editor (as Thomas M. Patchett)
Music Department
Gene Feldman .... supervising music editor
Morton Stevens .... music supervisor
Paul Beaver .... musician: moog synthesizer (uncredited)
Billy Byers .... music copyist (uncredited)
Robert Craft .... music copyist (uncredited)
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jerrold Immel .... music copyist (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
William Kraft .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Bernie Kaai Lewis .... music copyist (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Jeff Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Leonard Rosenman .... conductor (uncredited)
Robert Takagi .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Carl Bodmer .... the rituals dramatized have been documented from the letters and paintings of, and other eye witnesses of the period
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor
George Catlin .... the rituals dramatized have been documented from the letters and paintings of, and other eye witnesses of the period
Gregory Crosby .... Vice President of Production: Sandy Howard Productions
Lynn E. D'Amato .... production assistant
Clyde Dollar .... historian and technical edvisor
Julián Benito Navarro .... equine consultant
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence and nudity (re-rating) (2003)
114 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Australia:NRC | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 (1970) | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating: 109m) (1987) (2004) | USA:M (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2003) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When the band of Indians first stops after capturing Morgan, he is seen standing at the horses enter the clearing. In the next scene, he is on the ground, as he had been after falling in the previous scene.See more »
John Morgan:It just occurred to me... I've traveled halfway around the world, at great expense, simply to kill a different kind of bird.See more »
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24 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A Man Called Horse, 26 March 2005
Author: amoore668 from United States

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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