Man in the Wilderness

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In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide he's a goner and leave him behind to die. When he recovers instead, he swears revenge on them and tracks them and their paranoiac expedition leader down.

  1. Jack DeWitt


  2. Richard C. Sarafian


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  1. Richard Harris

    Richard Harris

    Zachary Bass

  2. John Huston

    John Huston

    Captain Filmore Henry

  3. Henry Wilcoxon

    Henry Wilcoxon

    Indian Chief

  4. Percy Herbert

    Percy Herbert


  5. Dennis Waterman

    Dennis Waterman


  6. PR

    Prunella Ransome


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • November 24, 1971
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

God Made The World!

Man in the Wilderness is directed by Richard C. Sarafian and written by Jack DeWitt. It stars Richard Harris, John Huston, Prunella Ransome, Percy Herbert, Henry Wilcoxon, Norman Rossington and Dennis Waterman. Music is by Johnny Harris and cinematography by Gerry Fisher.

"1820. The Captain Henry Expedition has completed two years of fur trapping in the unexplored Northwest territory. Determined to reach the Missouri River before the winter snows, the trappers and their boat, towed by 22 mules, struggled through the wilderness. Once on the Missouri they could sail sout... read the rest.

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