Hannie Caulder (1971)

Burt Kennedy directs Raquel Welch, Robert Culp and Ernest Borgnine in this rape revenge western where a wronged woman trains with a bounty hunter to avenge her husband’s death and her assault.

A strong Western, bizarrely produced by British horror outfit Tigon. Maybe that explains Christopher Lee’s lovely little interlude as a benevolent gunmaker. Nice to see him in a rare good guy role. The main meat of the film sees an excellent Robert Culp training up a beautiful Raquel Welch. Obviously there’s an irritation that the movie is clearly a vehicle to ogle Welch in ponchos and chaps but she is by the very dictation of the story a widow who has only just survived a brutal gang rape. If you can get past that paradox then the shoot-outs and mythic air make this ever so watchable.

7

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