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Across the Wide Missouri Movie Review Summary

Actors: Clark Gable, María Elena Marqués, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou, Alan Napier

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Directed by William A. Wellman in 1951. Trapper Flint Mitchell and his companions are about to begin their journey across the Missouri until Idaho and Montana. When Flint learns that a Blackfoot princess lives in the neighborhood, he decides at once to marry Kamiah because he certainly will need her when he'll have to cross the territory of the bellicose Blackfeet. Then begins a long journey through territories that no white man never yet traversed. Forests, mountains and prairies unwind in front of them days after days.

They finally arrive to Montana and are at once attacked by Ironshirt and his Blackfeet warriors who steal their horses. Thanks to the intervention of Kamia who's the granddaughter of Bear Ghost, the Blackfeet's leader, Ironshirt must return the horses stolen to Flint. But as Bear Ghost is killed a few weeks later, Ironshirt becomes the new chief of the Blackfeet and attacks Flint and his trappers at once.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   Good white men fighting wicked Indians    -   traveling across the west

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None

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