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A Man Called Horse Details

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A Man Called Horse stars Richard Harris as Lord John Morgan, an English peer cast somewhat adrift in the American West. Captured by Sioux Indians, Lord Morgan is at first targeted for quick extinction, but the tribesmen sense that he is worthy of survival. The Englishman passes many of the necessary tests that will permit him to become a member of the tribe, the most grueling of which (and the one used most extensively in the film's advertising) is the Sun Vow Initiation. That's where his lordship is hung from the roof of a huge teepee with hooks through his pectoral muscles. Much of the dialogue is spoken in the Sioux language, though the film's much-vaunted "historical accuracy" is not altogether consistent, as witness the casting of British stage luminary Judith Anderson as Sioux woman Buffalo Cow Head. A Man Called Horse spawned warrant two sequels. Originally rated "GP" in 1970, it has since been re-rated R by the MPAA. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 2, 1970

Cast

Richard Harris
as John Morgan
Judith Anderson
as Buffalo Cow Head
Jean Gascon
as Batise
Manu Tupou
as Yellow Hand
Corinna Tsopei
as Running Deer
Dub Taylor
as Joe, White Hunter
Lina Marin
as Thorn Rose
Tamara Garina
as Elk Woman
Michael Baseleon
as He-Wolf
Iron Eyes Cody
as Medicine Man, who performed Sun Vow Ritual
Terry J. Leonard
as Striking Bear
James Gammon
as Ed
Frank Raiter
as Warrior
James Gammon
as Ed

Crew

Elliot Silverstein
Director
Sandy Howard
Producer
Leonard Rosenman
Composer (Music Score)
Gene Fowler, Jr.
Editor
Phil Barber
Art Director
Eddie Marks
Costume Designer
Richard La Motte
Costume Designer
Ted Parvin
Costume Designer
Jack Martell
Costume Designer
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts
Richard Cobos
Makeup
Yakima Canutt
Second Unit Director
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