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Authentic 'historical' film.
I agree with R.P. Morris on the films 'reel' authenticity. The care taken showing native American custom, artifacts and symbolism during this film was remarkable for its '51 release, showing that an Indian 'Officer' had indeed been employed on set. Also, the native language used seemed authentic. Have the Blackfoot and Nez Perce communities been able to verify the dialogue accuracy ?So many historical films are awash with inaccuracies and glam'd up (modern films treat historical facts as a tease rather than a treatise) but 'Across the Wide Missouri' has that grainy, stilted feel of that rough and rugged time.Best quote : from the narrator - "My father told me, that for the first time he saw these Indians as he had never seen them before - as people with homes and traditions and ways of their own. Suddenly they were no longer savages. They were people who laughed and loved and dreamed." This narration was followed by a horseman inviting clans for a potlache.A frontier gem of film !
- george snedker
beautiful looking western about the mountain men,it could have so much better the studio mgm(dore schary) cut it to ribbons,the director william wellman disowned it.
- Steve Myers
ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI is an excellent movie with action, setting, and solid story. The scenes of the meeting of the mountain men are superb. Pay no attention to Matlin's comments.
1830 pickup truck
This is one of my favorite movies of all time but I noticed when watching again yesterday that a small pickup truck drives across the lower left corner of the screen just before Kamiah ask Clark Gable if he was trading horses for a wife. This movie takes place in 1829 LoL
Este filme um dos melhores que Clark Gable fez na dcada de 50. O filme tem muita aventura e ao. Se o filme ainda no estiver disponvel em DVD quem sabe o TCM possa apresentar o filme em VHS. Para que todos possam ter a oportunidade de ver o filme.
- Jarrod McDonald
I can see how this would rank up there as a favorite among Clark Gable fans. It's a good product of the MGM studio system, with wonderful Technicolor photography and solid direction by William Wellman. The supporting cast is good and includes Ricardo Montalban and John Hodiak. The film credits list an 'Indian Technical Adviser' and I think that helps make the story of the picture more accurate, even if the natives are played by non-native actors (usually substituting hispanics for American Indians, such as Montalban and lead female Maria Marques). For further reading, check Bernard de Voto's trilogy: The Year of Decision/Across the Wide Missouri/The Course of Empire.
Across The Wide Missouri
- Pamela Anderson
This is one of the very best Clark Gable films I've ever seen. I had it video cassette and I watched it over and over. I highly recommend this movie to any and all who love films about the frontier. Gable is great in his role as Flint Mitchell and the supporting cast is wonderful. This is must and see and a must own.
A wonderful movie
- Terry Catt
I have been looking to own this movie for a long time. It rates as the top ten movies I saw as a child , and would like to revisit occasionally.
Amazing for historical accouracy.....
- R.P. Morris
this is one of those rare films that really shows & portrays the accuracy of american indianology regalia & way of life & family within the tribal community. Altho the acting at times may be alittle " over the edge" , this is a great representative of the times of mountain men & indian co-existing. I have researched this time period a great deal & this film needs to be offered to home video viewing for its "realness" & for passing on to our children the life & times of that period. Many times we are given in hisory a "fairy tale " view of that time, or a bias, depending on who is telling the story.
Across the Wide Missouri
This chopped version retains a rare performance by Marques and with Gable.