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When the Legends Die (1972)

A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world.

Director:

Stuart Millar

Writers:

Hal Borland (novel), Robert Dozier (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Widmark ... Red Dillon
Frederic Forrest ... Tom Black Bull
Luana Anders ... Mary
Vito Scotti ... Meo (Dillon's caretaker)
Herbert Nelson Herbert Nelson ... Dr. Wilson
John War Eagle ... Blue Elk
John Gruber John Gruber ... Clyde 'Tex' Walker
Garry Walberg ... School Superintendant
Jack Mullaney ... Gas Station Attendant
Malcolm Curley Malcolm Curley ... Benny Grayback (school principal)
Roy Engel ... Sam Turner
Rex Holman ... Neil Swenson
Mel Gallagher Mel Gallagher ... Cowboy
Tillman Box Tillman Box ... Young Tom Black Bull
Sondra Pratt Sondra Pratt ... Angie (girl who picks up Tom)
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Storyline

A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world.

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Taglines:

You can beat Tom Black Bull. Betray him. Try to tame him. But watch out.

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Based on the book of the same title. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Wouldn't you like to go outside, and commune with nature?
"Killer" Tom Black Bull: You can commune by yourself.
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Connections

Referenced in My Husband, the Producer (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Speak to the Kids
Lyrics by Bo Goldman
Music by Glenn Paxton
Sung by Freddie Hart and Kenni Husky
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Rednecks, rodeo, redskins, rotgut, & Richard
23 November 2001 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Widmark plays the drunken, former rodeo rider to perfection, & Frederick Forrest does admirably as the put upon young bull rider. I felt most of the other players were of the Grade B variety, as was this production in many ways. Not as good as "J.W. Coop".


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1972 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Taming of Tom Black Bull See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayfield, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$559,088
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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