Overly artsy and a bit pretentious British(?!) western starring Sheen as a city-bred trapper who is slowly educated in the ways of the wilderness as he battles Comanche chief Waterston over the capture of a magnificent but elusive white stallion. The whole thing is a rather obvious
allegorical tale that sees white-man Sheen desiring the psyche and freedom of red-man Waterston. Nice try at a western by the British, but it is only held together by good performances from Sheen and Waterston. Screenplay writer John Briley went on to write GANDHI
, for which he won an Oscar.