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Cry for Me, Billy (1972)

Drifter falls in love with Indian girl, with tragic results.

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Cast

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Billy
Maria Potts ...
Flower, the Indian girl (as Xochitl)
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Luke Todd
Don Wilbanks ...
Sergeant
Woody Chambliss ...
Prospector (as Woodrow Chambliss)
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William Carsterns ...
Henry
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Blacksmith (as Roy Jensen)
Richard Breeding ...
Fat man
Floyd Baze ...
Soldier
Wayne McLaren ...
Soldier
John Bellah ...
Soldier
Bud Walls ...
Soldier
Tom McFadden ...
Soldier
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William Carstens ...
Henry
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In the Wild West, the American Army are fighting the Indians, in a succession of brutal massacres. A small group of soldiers led by a Sergeant, captures and rapes a squaw, who puts up a brave fight against superior numbers. Billy, a young cowboy, will try to help her against the soldiers, and the white people in town - and ultimately will fall in love with her. But he will have to pay a dear price for love. Written by Artemis-9

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August 1972 (USA)  »

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Apache Massacre  »

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Maria Potts ("Xochitl"), during one of her many nude horse riding scenes, fell off of her horse. Though not severely hurt, during a scene filmed soon after where she wrestles with Cliff Potts, many of her reactions of pain are real, the result of her injuries. See more »

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Written by Michael Franks
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Rather a padded Western
18 June 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This film had some good plot going, how a gunfighter who is "tired" of life finds meaning when he saves, then falls in love with a Indian girl wanted by a racist Army Sergent and his men, yet the movie is padded with endless footage of Billy (Cliff Potts, looking like a young Gary Busey) chasing and catching and chasing again, and feeding, and horseback riding with the Indian girl, who sepnds 90 percent of the film completely naked! When the sergent finally catches up with them, the usual revenge stuff happens, but the ending is nihilistic, and rather the payoff to the viewers is bad. Harry Dean Stanton is actually quite memorable as Billy's friend, but he is only in the beginning and the end. Good example of non studio werstern of the 70's.


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