A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.
Alone...each is a bombshell. Together...they're dynamite!
Did You Know?
One of the scenes in the film is based on an actual historic event, the famous run for life by John Colter
. John Colter
, who, prior to this event, had served with the Lewis and Clark expedition, is considered by many to be the first authentic mountain man. John Colter
was captured by Blackfeet, stripped naked, and forced to race for his life. In real life, just as in the movie, John Colter
escaped by killing an Indian who was closest to him with a spear, and hiding inside of a beaver lodge in the river. See more
A Mountain Man at the rendezvous (Charlton Heston
) brags that he's been from "South Fork to Three Pass!" He should have said "Three Forks to South Pass." Three Forks is in Montana where three rivers come together and give the Missouri River its name and South Pass is in west central Wyoming where it is possible to cross the continental divide on horseback or with wagons. See more
Say, uh, Henry... ain't no need for you to fight your way into that village. We could join up after...
I ever tell you about the time the 'Rapahos chased me up a canyon over in the Big Lost?
No, but I reckon you're gonna tell me.
Well, it was over on the Horse Prairie. This band of 'Rapahos had been chasing me three days. So I seen this canyon. I figured I'd whip in there, and then I'll slip out. Trouble was that there was a way in but there wasn't no way out at all. Nothin' but ...
ABC edited 6 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more