The story of the Baudine brothers who joined
forces to search for their sister, Patricia who
was captured by Cheyenne Indians in the frontier
of the 1890s.
"The legend of the Baudine brothers has
etched itself into frontier history in the last
quarter of the nineteenth century. Morgan 'Two
Persons' Baudine, captured by the Cheyenne and
freed eight years later by the Army. Quentin
Baudine, a young doctor from San Francisco.
Across thousands of miles from the Missouri
breaks to the Canadian rivers, from the Rockies
to the High Plains, both join together in a
search for their sister, Patricia, still a
captive of the Cheyenne. The legend of the Baudine brothers. This is their story; this is
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The Baudine brothers included:
- Kurt Russell as Morgan "Two Persons" Baudine
who had been raised by the Cheyenne Indians until freed by the
Cavalry. Morgan spoke fluent Cheyenne. His knowledge of the Native
American culture helped him on his quest for his sister who was
captured by a different Cheyenne tribe eight years earlier.
- Tim Matheson as Quentin, a young medical student who
was raised by an aunt in San Francisco.
TRIVIA NOTE: A similar plot appears
in the classic John Ford western The Searchers (1956)
starring John Wayne who, as Ethan Edwards, a returning Civil War
veteran, heads out into the hostile territories to find his niece
Debbie (Natalie Wood) who was abducted by Indians. His intentions,
at first, were to kill the girl because she had been tainted by the
savages, but in a heartfelt reunion, he picks her up in his arms and
carries her home to her parents.
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