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Jeremiah Johnson (Warner 1972, Robert Redford, Will Geer)

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Robert Redford stars as the title character, a man who flees civilization for the wilderness in the mid-1800’s. Despite a constant struggle to survive challenges from nature and the local Indians, he becomes one with his surroundings.

This is a beautifully photographed and atmospheric film that no nature buff, or Redford fan, will want to miss. Man’s-man film writer-director John Milius must have contributed the notion of the spiritual peace found in the battle with nature.

When Jeremiah Johnson ran over budget, director Sidney Pollack mortgaged his home to complete filming. His gamble paid off, the film was one of the biggest hits of the year.

production details
USA | Warner Bros. | 108 minutes | 1972
Director: Sydney Pollack
Script: John Milius, Edward Anhalt, David Rayfiel, Vardis Fisher,

cast
Will Geer as Bear Claw
Robert Redford as Jeremiah Johnson
Jack Colvin as Lieutenant Mulvey
Matt Clark as Qualen
Delle Bolton as Swan
Josh Albee as Caleb
Joaquin Martinez as Paints His Shirt Red
Allyn Ann McLerie as Crazy Woman
Stefan Gierasch as Del Gue
Richard Angarola as Chief Two-Tongues Lebeaux
Paul Benedict as Reverend Lindquist
Charles Tyner as Robidoux
Tanya Tucker as Qualen’s daughter

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