When the Legends Die (1971)

When the Legends Die
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords exploitation, horse, Native American, rodeo
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Richard H Kline Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Louis San Andres Editor n/a 172 7000001
Glenn Paxton Music n/a 120781 8000001
Joseph "Pepi" Lenzi Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Hal Borland Source Material (from novel) ("When the Legends Die") 120793 4000002
Stuart Millar Producer n/a 3 3000001
Robert Dozier Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Glenn Paxton Song n/a 120859 8000002
Bo Goldman Song n/a 120859 8000003
Joe Canutt Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Harry Vold Other rodeo coordinator 120795 26000001
Theodore Soderberg Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Richard Overton Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Jerry Wunderlich Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Angelo Graham Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Stuart Millar Director n/a 2 2000001
Evan Stevens Actor n/a 1 1000016
John War Eagle Actor Blue Elk 1 1000006
Tillman Box Actor Tom--as a Boy 1 1000007
Herbert Nelson Actor Dr Wilson 1 1000005
Vito Scotti Actor Meo 1 1000004
Frederic Forrest Actor Tom Black Bull 1 1000002
Luana Anders Actor Mary 1 1000003
John Gruber Actor Tex 1 1000008
Garry Walberg Actor n/a 1 1000009
Mel Gallagher Actor n/a 1 1000014
Sondra Pratt Actor n/a 1 1000015
Rex Holman Actor n/a 1 1000013
Roy Engel Actor n/a 1 1000012
Jack Mullaney Actor n/a 1 1000010
Malcolm Curley Actor n/a 1 1000011
Richard Widmark Actor Red Dillon 1 1000001
After the death of his parents, Ute Indian Tom Black Bull leaves his familiar world and moves into the world of the white men, working at a rodeo. When Red Dillon notices the young man's horse-wrangling abilities, Tom becomes a bronco-riding star, but he finally gets tired of being exploited and heads off on his own. He is successful, winning a championship, but misses Red and returns to the rodeo to see him. Red is dying from alcoholism and steals the money that Tom won from the championship to have one last fling. But when Red dies, Tom mourns him, gives him the Ute death rites, and then returns to his reservation as a mature man.