Return of a Man Called Horse Theme / Laurence Rosenthal
even more shocking than“A Man Called Horse.”
the Englishman with the soul of a Sioux.”
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) was a sequel to A Man Called Horse (1970) and was Richard Harris‘ fifth Western (of 8).
Same Writer: Jack DeWitt – Different Director: Irvin Kershner
IMDB Trivia: On account of this film, which George Lucas found to be better than its predecessor, he hired Irvin Kershner to direct Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
For myself, I found the the film is a joy to watch simply because the cinematography and Direction (Irvin Kershner) are brilliant.
The Sundance is reprised …
Not much is left to the imagination.
Sort of a Sundance Flash Mob.
Director Irvin Kershner has said that of all his films, this one has the best score (by Laurence Rosenthal).
Mexican filming locations were used because the Mexican terrain resembles that of South Dakota but has a milder climate.
Mexican actors were used in the Sioux and Rickaree Native roles because they give more emotion on the screen than American Indians do, according to producer Sandy Howard. Naturally the film was then criticized it for its scarcity of Native Americanactors in the cast, and for portraying a Sioux tribe requiring a white man’s aid to defend itself.
A pretty good Western.
Worth one watch at least.