When Charlotte Sutter, a teenage girl in a pioneer family, is kidnapped by an unknown Indian tribe her brother Sam sets out to rescue her. Taking along Russian, a drunk prospector, he tracks her to "the land of the crooked sky," where she has been wed to a warrior but is accused, as a scapegoat, of murdering the old banished chief. Sam must undergo a grueling and deadly rite of passage--the test of the crooked sky--in order to symbolically prove Charlotte innocent and save her life.
A few sources indicate that the family in this film is LDS, which is untrue.
Other production companies include Film Production Associates 11.
Richard Boone - Russian; Stewart Peterson - Sam Sutter; Henry Wilcoxon - Cut Tongue; Clint Ritchie - John Sutter; Shannon Farnon - Molly Sutter; Jewel Blanch - Charlotte Sutter; Brenda Venus - Ashkea; Geoffrey Land - Temkai; Gordon Hansen - Shumeki
Narrative Film; No Obvious Mormon Elements
A young boy, lost and alone in a desert wilderness, chased by Indians.