The Man in the Wilderness is a 1971 action adventure film directed by Richard C. Sarafain and written by Jack DeWitt. The film is basely loosed on the life of Hugh Glass and set in the Northwestern United States during the 1820s. In the film, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are on an expedition led by Captain Filmore Henry (John Huston). The group is struggling to travel as far as they can each day, in an effort to get to civilization before the winter season starts. The journey is complicated when a member of the group, Zachary Bass (Richard Harris), is attacked by a humongous grizzly bear. The man is alive, but severely wounded. Fearing the winter weather that is fast approaching, the group decides to leave Zachary for dead and continue without helping him. Zachary is horrified when he realizes the group has left him, but refuses to give up and die without a fight.