Hannie Caulder

1971

Crime / Drama / Western

115
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 3

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Jack Elam as Frank Clemens
Robert Culp as Thomas Luther Price
Stephen Boyd as The Preacher
Strother Martin as Rufus Clemens
720p.BLU
782.22 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
85 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer 8 / 10 / 10

A modern western that couldn't have been made a decade previously.

The 1960s brought much more adult fare to theaters. Not only were American films becoming tougher and more violent (with such as the ultra-violent "Bonny and Clyde") but the who idea of westerns was turned on it's head with the so-called 'Spaghetti Westerns' from Italy. Instead of the typical themes you'd see in the 1930-60 westerns, a new form of violence and sadism pervaded these films. These are not necessarily complaints--just observations about where films had gone. So in light of all this, a film like "Hannie Caulder" seems like a natural extension of these trends. It certainly is NOT the sort of thing you would have seen back in 1961, for example. When the film begins, three degenerates rob a bank and kill a whole bunch of folks. A bit later, they come upon the Caulder homestead-- murdering Mr. Caulder and raping his wife, Hannie (Raquel Welch). She is naturally angry and when she meets a traveling bounty hunter (Robert Culp) she persuades him to teach her his craft. After all, she intends to track down the and bring them to justice...her sort of justice. Fortunately for this movie, although the subject matter is very adult, it wasn't handled salaciously. The rape scenes are respectfully done and the film has some very good messages. Because of this, it's an adult film that is probably okay for teens to watch. Heck, I first saw it when I was about 10 and it didn't warp me. As for the quality of the film, the acting was quite nice, the action engaging and the story worth seeing. By the way, like many westerns the physics are all wrong. A bullet (such as from a .45 long cartridge) will NOT blow a person across a room and out a window. It looked good, though!

Reviewed by bkoganbing 7 / 10 / 10

Hannie settles the score

Burt Kennedy who up to this point on the big and small screens worked with established Hollywood legends and in America, goes to Europe for a dish of pasta. A tasty dish at that in the form of Raquel Welch in the title role of Hannie Caulder. Three fleeing Clemons brothers having just robbed a bank stop at a ranch to water and maybe steal some fresh horses. They shoot the owner and then ravish his wife who is Raquel Welch. Imagine Nevada Smith where the mother doesn't die but seeks the three men out herself to even the score and you have Hannie Caulder. As Steve McQueen had a mentor in gunsmith Brian Keith she gets a good one in bounty hunter Robert Culp. Her quarry as the notorious and probably inbred Clemons brothers are Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam and Strother Martin. They are as nasty as the three who ravaged Nevada Smith's mother and they all come from the same parents. You could also compare them to the Clegg family of outlaws in the John Ford classic Wagonmaster. Raquel Welch and Robert Culp make a fine pair of heroes, if they're not clean cut like Roy Rogers and Dale Evans they sure do look tall in the saddle. By 1971 rape and other sexual issues could and were discussed in westerns. Westerns were more adult at that point though fewer were being made. Burt Kennedy whose films lean to the comic like The Rounders, The War Wagon, The Good Guys And The Bad Guys gets quite serious here. He also for the first time uses a woman protagonist. It's a good film, but Burt Kennedy cheats a bit to give the film an artificial happy ending. But for that it could have been great.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10 / 10

super duper hot Raquel Welch

Brothers Emmett (Ernest Borgnine), Frank (Jack Elam) and Rufus Clemens (Strother Martin) are ruthless murdering bank robbers. They escape the troops and find station manager Jim Caulder. They kill him and steal the horses. They rape his wife Hannie (Raquel Welch). They leave burning down her home. Bounty hunter Thomas Price (Robert Culp) comes looking for water for his horse. After hitting him on the head, Hannie hounds him to train her so that she can seek revenge. This is a simple revenge western with a super hot Raquel Welch. She's really hot. I mean super duper hot wearing that blanket without pants. The rape scene isn't too disturbing with most of it suggested rather than actually performed. I like the training scenes. The brothers could be ignored more. Their bumbling argumentative ways are not that funny. They're really not that important other than being ruthless villains. Robert Culp is a nice bounty hunter. It would probably be better if the brothers split up so that Hannie can hunt them down one at a time.

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