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      Stolen Women: Captured Hearts

      TV-PG 1997 1 hr. 36 min. Romance List
      Reviews 85% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A Kansas bride abducted by Lakota warriors adapts to her captors' way of life and falls in love with the tribe's chief. Read More Read Less

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      Brenda M I was unable to get the chance to watch it it's not letting me the ability to do so. I will need your assistance Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't get why girls like this, there's nothing romantic about being kidnapped and developing Stockholm syndrome love for your captor. Sure the girl had an arranged marriage bust it's still no excuse to romanticizing this. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent! All star cast! Loosely based on real events. I have it and watched it many, many times and many, many moons ago!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A film for the voyeur of history, but not history. The claim is that this is based on the true story of Anna Morgan, but it only is as far as that a woman by that name was kidnapped by Indians in 1868. The real and brutal story can be read in the remarkable history by Greg and Susan Michno, "A Fate Worse than Death." In the actual event, Anna Morgan had strapped on a gun to go to her husband after hearing shots. He was shot in the hip by a group of four Indians while he was working in the field. They took her by clubbing her from her horse. She was captured BEFORE the raid by Custer on Black Kettle's camp. Indians attacked settlers and took women and children captives often and without any reason but they were there. She was treated brutally before being traded off to some Cheyenne. She accepted a marriage proposal from a brave to save herself from random rape and heavy abuse. Her treatment improved afterward. Her brother had approached Custer for help. Custer later wrote that he had never seen such dedication and courage displayed by a family member seeking a kidnapped family member. Her reunion with her brother was an emotional affair that had the entire cavalry in tears. She had been a beautiful young woman with blonde hair, but it is recorded that she looked 50 and was bent and haggard from abuse, exposure, and starvation. When she recovered enough to relate her story, Custer records that most of it was so terrible that it could not be written down. She was also pregnant. Her husband had trouble adjusting because he couldn't accept that she had "married" an Indian and even though the child died around two years old, it remained a problem for him. She finally left him to live with her brother in 1880. Her last recorded comment is; "My life received a blight at that time (her capture) which will go with me to the grave. Live has been worth nothing to me." The other captive Sara White had been gang raped at the time of her capture. Both tried but failed at an escape attempt and were harshly punished. Only the diligence of Custer and his troops were able to gain their release. I think the use of her actual name in this fiction is a further insult to her sad memory. People titillated by this sort of story or who think it resembles anything near the reality of 19th-century capture history (and there were hundreds of them) are doing injustice to truth in furtherance of tarnishing this woman's name. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A very enjoyable film indeed. Worth watching if for nothing else than to see the chemistry between the main characters. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review ashley h Stolen Women, Capture Hearts is a decent t.v. film. It is about a wagon train that is attacked by a band of Lakota Sioux led by the young and athletic warrior Tokalah. Janine Turner and Jean Kelly give good performances. The teleplay is good but a little slow in places. Jerry London did an alright job directing this t.v. I liked this t.v. movie because of the drama. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A Kansas bride abducted by Lakota warriors adapts to her captors' way of life and falls in love with the tribe's chief.
      Director
      Jerry London
      Executive Producer
      Leigh Murray
      Screenwriter
      Richard Fielder
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English