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Richard C. Sarafian
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In the 1840s, trappers with government backing push the Yellow Hands Sioux off their sacred land; they retreat into an apocalyptic spirituality, passively waiting for supernatural wrath to descend on their usurpers. Meanwhile, in England, Lord John Morgan feels his spirit weaken, so he returns to America to live again with the Yellow Hand. Finding them dispirited, he invigorates them as well as himself through self-imposed torture and other rituals. Once he convinces the clan to take direct action, Horse must devise a strategy to take the trappers' fort. The clan's women and boys take on special assignments to aid the assault to regain the sacred land. Written by
This film is aftermath of the film "a man called horse", starring seven years earlier by the same Richard Harris. The return of lord Morgan to the land of the Indians called "yellow hands" with the aim of passing with them a few months intended to recover their friendship several years before constitutes the start of the script. This story develops with the care, the correction and visual quality of the works produced by the United Artists.
The soundtrack includes a band, Laurence Rosenthal, who noted for its brightness and its adaptation to the development of the action. The interpretation of Richard Harris, in the role of "Lord Morgan", moves at a level rather than worthy.
The director takes the opportunity to be offered to arrange a staging and a movement of players that exceed the limits of what conventional to achieve some moments of great brilliance narrative. Despite this be a western of the time twilight of the genus retains the seriousness, the sense epic, the rigor and emotion that characterized the films of adventures of the old Western.
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