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When the Legends Die (1972)





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Young Tom Black Bull (Frederic Forrest) is a Ute Indian who ventures into the world of white men after the death of his parents. He winds up working at the rodeo. When hard-drinking Red Dillon (Richard Widmark) spots Tom's horse-handling skills, he makes him a bronco-riding star (and keeps the money for himself). Tom eventually tires of their exploitative relationship and sets out on his own, eventually winning a championship. Motivated perhaps by nostalgia, he later seeks Red out. Red, who is nearly dead from alcoholism, steals Tom's championship money to have one last spree. When Red dies, Tom genuinely mourns him and gives him Ute death rites before returning, now a seasoned man, to the reservation.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Dozier
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 28, 1988
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Richard Widmark
as Red Dillon
Frederic Forrest
as Tom Black Bull
Herbert Nelson
as Dr. Wilson
Tillman Box
as Young Tom Black Bull
John Gruber
as Tex Walker
Garry Walberg
as Superintendent
Jack Mullaney
as Gas Station Attendan...
Malcolm Curley
as Benny Grayback
Roy Engel
as Sam Turner
Rex Holman
as Neil Swenson
Mel Flock
as Car Salesman
Lillian Bennett Thom...
as Albert Left Hand
Eldred Vigil Jr.
as Luther Spotted Dog
Doug Vold
as Rodeo Hand
Bart Brower
as Rodeo Hand
Jiggs Beutler
as Stock Contractor
Guy Pinecoos Jr.
as Tribal Chairman
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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An interesting contemporary view of cowboys and Indians.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

November 7, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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