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The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)

The English gentleman known as Horse, returns to the American west to save his adopted Indian tribe from extinction.

Director:

Irvin Kershner

Writers:

Jack DeWitt, Dorothy M. Johnson (based upon a character from "A Man Called Horse" by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Harris ... John Morgan
Gale Sondergaard ... Elk Woman
Geoffrey Lewis ... Zenas
William Lucking ... Tom Gryce (as Bill Lucking)
Jorge Luke ... Running Bull
Jorge Russek ... Blacksmith
Claudio Brook ... Chemin De Fer (as Claudio Brooke)
Enrique Lucero ... Raven
Regino Herrera Regino Herrera ... Lame Wolf
Pedro Damián ... Standing Bear (as Pedro Damian)
Humberto López Humberto López ... Thin Dog (as Humberto Lopez)
Alberto Mariscal Alberto Mariscal ... Red Cloud
Eugenia Dolores Eugenia Dolores ... Brown Dove
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Gray Thorn
Ana De Sade ... Moon Star
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The all-new adventures of the English Lord with the soul of an Indian. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mexican actors and actresses were used in the Sioux and Rickaree roles, because they give more emotion on the screen than American Indians do, according to Sandy Howard. See more »

Goofs

During the sun ceremony, John Morgan (Richard Harris) didn't have any scarring from the first time he underwent the ritual from five years earlier in the original film "A Man Called Horse". See more »

Alternate Versions

Original UK cinema and video versions suffered identical cuts (1 min 46 secs) to the buffalo hunt and shots of horsefalls in order to secure a lower rating. The BBFC waived some of these for the 2005 DVD release though 17 seconds of horsefalls remain edited. See more »

Connections

Follows A Man Called Horse (1970) See more »

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22 November 2018 | by thedesertravenSee all my reviews

Good reviews here generally averaging 6 stars out of 10 except for one tortured soul So I'll cheerfully add this review although upon reading you no doubt find it completely unusable With our small joyful entourage we saw this as guests of one of the main cast members, as a pre-release screening, I believe it was at the studio in Century City I was delighted to meet the producer Sandy Howard, one of the main cast members Geoff Lewiswas there, other cast members, the reporters were there and also Gale Sondergaard making a comeback after many years (my mother was delighted!) Great fun, so this is my valuable advice to you--get invited to a preview, you'll feel more important and the movie will be better!


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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of a Man Called Horse See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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