Eagle's Wing

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  • Action and adventure
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Set in the as yet untamed American wilderness 'long before the myths', this is unusual not only as a first-class Western made by a British director, but in being virtually a silent movie as an Indian and a white man (Waterston and Sheen), each a failure in his own world and determined to prove otherwise, pursue a strange, obsessive duel for possession of the glorious white stallion that gives the film its title. Quirkishly funny as the duel evolves into a sort of medieval quest attended by its own rituals and chivalries, the film gradually weaves its concentric subplots (various other parties tag along behind, driven by their own passions) into a plaintively spiralling lament for lost illusions. Marvellously shot by Billy Williams, it's weird, hypnotic and magical.

Release details

Duration: 111 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anthony Harvey
Screenwriter: John Briley
Cast: Martin Sheen
Sam Waterston
Harvey Keitel
St├ęphane Audran
Caroline Langrishe
John Castle
Jorge Luke

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Kent Clark

This film is a very pleasant surprise! The symbolism of the horse, the quest and the plot of the compassionate rivalry between the two main protagonists is worth the watch.

Kent Clark

This film is a very pleasant surprise! The symbolism of the horse, the quest and the plot of the compassionate rivalry between the two main protagonists is worth the watch.