A young couple, just married, rents a house in a village in Louisiana. But they are not welcome because the inhabitants of the village look upon them with distrust. Meanwhile, in the house ... See full summary »
Set in the autumn and winter seasons of 1845 Montana, the Blackfoot tribe of Chief Winterhawk are ill. His friend and blood-brother, trapper Guthrie, suggests he ask the Settlers in a nearby settlement for help, but they, learning that Wintehawk's people are infected by smallpox, become afraid and back away quickly. Two fur trappers/smugglers, Gates and Scoby, tell Winterhawk and his Braves to follow them and they will take them to someone that has the cure.The Trappers ambush and murder Winterhawk's Braves as Winterhawk escapes after sensing something is wrong. In retribution, Winterhawk and more of his Braves abducts a young woman, Clayanna, and her brother Cotton, from the settlement. Clayanna's uncle Finley, organizes a posse of several trackers by hiring Guthrie, under protest, to follow Winterhawk and his band of warriors, leaving Guthries woman, Pale Flower alone, to get Clayanna and Cotton back at any cost. However, the two murderous trappers who slaughtered Winterhawk's ...Written by
Volker Boehm & Larry B w/ corrections by Bret Culpepper.
Dawn Wells (I) mentions in the extra features of the 2013 Blu-ray/DVD release of The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) (also directed by Charles B. Pierce) that the director was having a lot of difficulties filming with the horses. See more »
From the opening credits when the hero is riding across the plains, i knew this was going to be bad. His horse keeps stumbling. As the camera pulls back, you realize that the horse is running across a plowed field. In the background are the clear cuts with power lines running over the mountains. Worse, under the horse blanket is a saddle.
It goes downhill from there.
Historically, there is little that is true about the story. It is true that smallpox epidemics killed many of them in two different outbreaks (1781 and 1837). When the buffalo disappeared in 1880's it pretty much wiped them out.
They were originally from the Great Lakes region, and traditionally hunted and gathered in the plains and not mountains.
Anyway, this is a film that should be soon forgotten.
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