Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.
It's 1873, Indian Territory. Talbot Roe is going mad with grief over losing his Indian wife, Awbonnie. In an effort to save him, his father, Prescott Roe, seeks to purchase the dead wife's sister, Velada, from the same travelling carnival he acquired Awbonnie. The girls' father, carnival master Eamon McCree, is willing to do business, but her stepbrother, Reeves, protests, putting an end to the negotiation. Desperate, Prescott kidnaps Velada and promises her the means to be rid of her father in return for comforting Talbot out of his obsession. In Talbot's madness, he guards his wife's corpse, preventing her from passing to the beyond. As a result, Awbonnie's ghost begins haunting and cursing everyone involved in the transaction of selling her as a wife. Meanwhile, Reeves and Eamon search the prairie for Velada. Drunken Eamon several times wants to turn back and leave his daughter to her own devices, but Reeves refuses. At the site of a hunting party of Indians, Eamon panics and loses...Written by
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what a stupid film!!
A friend told me this was a must see because I was a River Phoenix fan. Yuuucccckkkkk!! What a stupid film!! It really made no sense at all.
He loses his love (a beautiful Indian girl) and instead of burying her, he keeps her and stays with her body. Through baking heat of the sun, through rainstorms, day, night, day, night, day, night,.....GROSS! He doesn't say a word through it all. No real emotion. FINALLY at the end of the film, an Indian spirit persuades him to let her go. This is a horrible last role for him to have. Also, I can't believe that Sam Shepard actually wanted this to be his directing debut! All I can say is what a waste of talent in this load of c**p.
Stay far away from this one!!
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