Mountain Men, The

A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight indians, guzzle liquor, and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure

  • Starring: Charleton Heston and Brian Keith
  • Director(s): Richard Lang
  • Producer(s): Columbia Pictures
  • Screenwriter(s): Fraser Clarke Heston
  • Distributor: Columbia Pictures
  • Release Date: Tuesday, April 01, 1980
  • Rating: Unacceptable

Featured Animal Action

The following AHA film review was compiled from archival information and documentation and may not reflect AHA's current criteria for animal action review and rating procedures.

AHA was on the Wyoming set of The Mountain Men to monitor the animal action and left when the production told the AHA representative that the animal action was completed. However, AHA later discovered that horses were wire tripped after production stated that they were done working with the animals, earning the film an Unacceptable rating.

The ongoing expansion of the AHA Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media has raised the standard of care for animal actors worldwide. In addition, technological advancements have created safe alternatives to risky action, enabling filmmakers to maintain their creative vision without compromising the welfare of animal actors. AHA continues to be a vigilant watchdog for animals in film and television and acknowledges the groundbreaking history of this program while expanding and refining procedures to reflect increased knowledge and new challenges.