Cinema: Tired Trapper

THE MOUNTAIN MEN Directed by Richard Lang Screenplay by Fraser Clarke Heston

It has been eons since anyone has made a movie like this one, in which white men and Indians endlessly and mindlessly bash away at one another. Scripts about the Indian wars probably do not have to deal with weighty matters like racism, as revisionist film historians insist. But the typical skulk-and-scalp epic today appears feeble even just as entertainment.

The Mountain Men concerns a trapper (Charlton Heston) who in a battle with a band of Blackfeet acquires an Indian maid (Victoria Racimo). For the rest of the...

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