Cinema: Home of the Braves

A Man Called Horse is actually Lord Morgan, an aristocratic Englishman in search of big game in the forests of the New World, circa 1825. According to the laws of adventure fiction, a highborn Briton who wanders into the wilderness must undergo total metamorphosis before he can be let out. Lord Greystoke's scion, for instance, went into Africa as a cherubic infant and emerged as Tarzan of the Apes.

Morgan (Richard Harris) enters America as a white hunter and emerges as an Indian chief. His small hunting party is annihilated by Sioux who decide to keep the Englishman as a plaything. They...

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