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The Animals (1970)

 -  Western  -  October 1971 (USA)
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A woman tracks down the three men who raped her, helped by an Apache.

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Alice McAndrew
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Chatto
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Pudge Elliott
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Sheriff Allan Pierce
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Peyote (as Joseph Turkel)
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Cat Norman
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William Bryant ...
Sheriff Martin Lord
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Mrs. Emily Perkins
John Dennis ...
Posseman #1
Michael Carr ...
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Jack Wade Cox ...
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Bryan West ...
Posseman #3
Donna Kern ...
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A woman tracks down the three men who raped her, helped by an Apache.

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They couldn't be caged... they had to be destroyed! See more »

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Chatto: [Pointing]
Alice McAndrew: [Fires]
Sheriff Allan Pierce: Where the hell did that come from?
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Referenced in American Sexual Revolution (1971) See more »

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There's So Little Time
by Rupert Holmes and Danny Jordan
Performed by Year 2000
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Five Savage Men (Ron Joy, 1970) *1/2
5 April 2007 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This would-be "with-it" revenge story in Western garb is notable only for having a female protagonist thus anticipating the cult item HANNIE CAULDER (1971). Still, Michele Carey's terrible central performance and her squeaky voice basically sink the film entirely as she projects little emotional scars from her ordeal; in fact, she seems to get back into a happy mood way too soon after her rape! The sadistic cast of characters are led by notorious bandit Keenan Wynn and Henry Silva is surprisingly cast as the Apache good guy who helps Carey carry out her retribution (interestingly, he had previously appeared in a similar - and much superior - tale, THE BRAVADOS [1958]). Another nail in the film's coffin is the sheer poverty of the direction which generates no suspense whatsoever as Silva and Carey are merely seen to effortlessly stumble upon each of the rapists' new hideout, kill them off without much ado and exit the scene; add to that the puerile fast-cutting technique employed intermittently which grows tiresome before too long. The trebly ironic ending, then, is a valiant attempt at resurrecting the movie but by then it is too late and only a fairly decent score saves the whole thing from a BOMB rating.


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