In the 's beaver trapper Flint Mitchell and other white men hunt and trap in the then unnamed territories of Montana and Idaho. Flint marries a Blackfoot woman as a way to gain entrance into her people's rich lands, but finds she means more to him than a ticket to good beaver habitat.
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This film does a good job of portraying the story of the mountain men who trapped beaver in the Rocky Mountains and played a significant role in winning the West. Clark Gable is the star of this film. He plays a trapper who falls in love with a Blackfoot maiden Maria Elena Marquez. He buys her from a Nez Perce chief hoping to use her to get into the good graces of her grandfather, a Blackfoot leader. Ultimately, he falls in love with her.
The romance between Gable and Marquez is the real story of this film.
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In the first place, the two of them can't talk to each other. Gable needs an interpreter to talk to his wife. The relationship compares to the forced marriage between Robert Redford and a Flathead girl in "Jeremiah Johnson". Gable's affection for his Blackfoot wife is obvious throughout the film. The film paints a much kinder picture of Native American life than many Westerns.
He has learned to value Indian life and wants to raise his son with her mother's people.
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The film portrays the real life capture of fur trapper John Colter by the Blackfeet. Captured by a young chief named Iron Shirt Gable must run for his life. The film should have taken more time with this exciting scene. It is far too short and not nearly as exciting as it should have been. I enjoyed Henry Fonda's run for his life in "Drums Along the Mohawk", but it was very poorly done here. Colter's successful escape from his Blackfeet captors deserves a better rendering.
This film is worth watching for the beautiful high mountain scenery and the romance between Gable and Marques.
The soundtrack is not particularly original, giving us constant variation on the old standard "Shenandoah", but it is pleasant listening. Enjoy it. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew.
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Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. User Ratings. External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery. Gable is a beaver trapper in He marries a Blackfoot princess that is held by the Prince Nez indians in order to have leverage to trap on their land.
Ricardo Montalban is second in command of the tribe she is from and doesn't like the white men. A barely recognizable Adolph Menjou is a French trapper that speaks the Indian languages and English as well. The Indians in this film are actually not treated as poorly as they often are, though the speaking parts are all played by Hispanic and white actors, and it may actually give a decent feel for the life of some of the early fur trappers. But the story is not all that compelling to warrant watching again. It looked great, the location settings were incredible.
I didn't realise the film had been hacked about so much, but that makes sense now. However, there was enough action to keep it watchable.
And I even like the scenes as they cross the mountains, the location shooting suddenly becoming sets. The relationship between Gable and his Indian wife, the way they get to know each other, is very charming. Source: bazin. Across the Wide Missouri. Director William A. All Critics 2. One of Clark Gable's and director William Wellman's weakest films, this is a sprawling Western, running only 78 minutes, butchered by the producer in the editing room.
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