- Director: Arthur Penn
- Writer: Thomas Berger; Calder Willingham
- Producer: Gene Lasko; Stuart Millar
...and your heart will soar like a hawk.
Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't.
Here, it most certainly works.
Injecting the absurd, the comic into a serious story can be the downfall for many - Penn achieves this tricky balance to perfection.
The photography is astounding - it is quite incomprehensible as to why this film was practically ignored by the Academy - what do they know?
An utter joy.
Jack Crabb is 121 years old as the film begins. A collector of oral histories asks him about his past. He recounts being captured and raised by indians, becoming a gunslinger, marrying an indian, watching her killed by General George Armstrong Custer, and becoming a scout for him at Little Big Horn.