Slow as molasses. Redford stars as a lone wolf who dislikes civilization. He moves into the Rocky Mountains in the 1830s but is barely managing to stay alive when trapper Geer meets him and takes him under his wing. For a year Redford learns all the basic skills of survival in the
wilderness, and then he's off on his own. When he comes upon a settlement that has been wiped out by marauding Indians who have left only a woman, now deranged, and her son alive, he buries the dead, transports the woman to a ferry, and adopts the boy. Later, he finds another rugged trapper, bald
Gierasch (who shaves his head so that the Indians will not attempt to scalp him), left buried...