A Man Called Horse

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Run time: 114 mins

In Theaters: Friday 1st May 1970

Production compaines: Cinema Center Films


Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Fresh: 12 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: Richard Harris as John Morgan, Judith Anderson as Buffalo Cow Head (as Dame Judith Anderson), Jean Gascon as Batise, Manu Tupou as Yellow Hand, Corinna Tsopei as Running Deer, Dub Taylor as Joe, James Gammon as Ed, William Jordan as Bent, Eddie Little Sky as Black Eagle, Michael Baseleon as Longfoot, Lina Marín as Thorn Rose (as Lina Marin), Tamara Garina as Elk Woman, Terry Leonard as Striking Bear, Iron Eyes Cody as Medicine Man, Tom Tyon as Medicine Man

A Man Called Horse Movie Review

Often (and rightly) noted as the predecessor to Dances with Wolves, A Man Called Horse offers a brave an unique performance by Richard Harris as a genteel aristocrat who's captured by the Sioux in 1825. First he's dragged through the land and treated like a dog, eventually he rises in rank to become their chief. The film's look, psychedelic editing, and lack of majestic scoring date it considerably, but Harris's harrowing performance (most notably his suspension in the air by blades stuck in his chest -- a ceremony called The Vow to the Sun, which looks impossibly real on screen here) is unforgettable. The film spawned two ill-regarded sequels in 1976 and 1982.


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