A Man Called Horse

A Man Called Horse

"A man called"
  • R
  • 1970
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 6.9  (8,219)
  • 46

A Man Called Horse is a 1970 action adventure film about a proper Englishman trying to survive after he is held in captivity by a tribe of Sioux Indians in 1825. The film is based on a story by Dorothy M. Johnson and directed by Eliot Silverstein. While traveling on a trail, Englishman Lord John Morgan is attacked and captured by a tribe of Indians, who take him back to their camp. Instead of being killed right off, Lord John is temporarily saved and instead used as an object of scorn and ridicule. While captive, Lord John becomes acquainted with the tribe matriarch, Buffalo Cow Head (Dame Judith Anderson), and another captive, Batise (Jean Gascon). As time goes by, Lord John becomes less of an object of scorn and more of a man who becomes respected by the Sioux tribe. He learns the tribe's customs, language, and entire way of life. As a white man he learns some truths about himself, which changes his perspective about Indians. Lord John's resolve is tested many times as he lives among the tribe. After a major battle with another tribe, Lord John finally gains the full respect of the Sioux, and it is reciprocated. In accordance with tribal law, the defeated tribe gives Lord John an Indian squaw as payment, and he is given the right to take her as his bride. Now that Lord John has reached warrior status, he is invited to pass the last test to be accepted as a full-fledged member of Sioux tribe. The horribly painful Sun Vow initiation requires the individual to be strung up by hooks and wires. Although several men have died during this initiation, Lord John survives and is given the name "Horse." He is now a full Sioux and becomes tribal leader.

A Man Called Horse
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A Man Called Horse is a 1970 action adventure film about a proper Englishman trying to survive after he is held in captivity by a tribe of Sioux Indians in 1825. The film is based on a story by Dorothy M. Johnson and directed by Eliot Silverstein. While traveling on a trail, Englishman Lord John Morgan is attacked and captured by a tribe of Indians, who take him back to their camp. Instead of being killed right off, Lord John is temporarily saved and instead used as an object of scorn and ridicule. While captive, Lord John becomes acquainted with the tribe matriarch, Buffalo Cow Head (Dame Judith Anderson), and another captive, Batise (Jean Gascon).

As time goes by, Lord John becomes less of an object of scorn and more of a man who becomes respected by the Sioux tribe. He learns the tribe's customs, language, and entire way of life. As a white man he learns some truths about himself, which changes his perspective about Indians. Lord John's resolve is tested many times as he lives among the tribe. After a major battle with another tribe, Lord John finally gains the full respect of the Sioux, and it is reciprocated.

In accordance with tribal law, the defeated tribe gives Lord John an Indian squaw as payment, and he is given the right to take her as his bride. Now that Lord John has reached warrior status, he is invited to pass the last test to be accepted as a full-fledged member of Sioux tribe. The horribly painful Sun Vow initiation requires the individual to be strung up by hooks and wires. Although several men have died during this initiation, Lord John survives and is given the name "Horse." He is now a full Sioux and becomes tribal leader.

A Man Called Horse is a 1970 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 46.

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  • Release Date
    1970
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 54 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (8,219)
  • Metascore
    46