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Cry for Me, Billy (1972)

R  |   |  Crime, Western, Drama  |  August 1972 (USA)
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Drifter falls in love with Indian girl, with tragic results.

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Credited 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Apache Massacre  »

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The outfit that Harry Dean Stanton wears was modeled from a tintype photograph of one of his actual relatives, taken during the time period in which the story is placed. See more »

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The Ballad of Billy
Music by George Barrie
Lyrics by Gerald A. Browne
Sung by Michael Franks
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Little sparrow,don't be afraid/Your Winter 's been delayed.
6 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

The precedent user gave a good review of the film.I saw the movie on a Luxemburg channel at prime time which is very strange ;besides the warning concerned only the children under 10.There IS "strong graphic violence" "pervasive strong language" and a lot of sexuality (to put it mildly:actually there's a rape scene depicted in lavish details ) not to mention the complete nudity of the Indian girl most of the time.

This is a film which reflects the early seventies zeitgeist:a return to nature which was also the subject of such superior works as "Jeremiah Johnson" or "Deliverance" . Sam Peckinpah trying his hand at updating "broken arrow" best describes its violence.The long ride of the pair Billy/Flower makes me think of Taylor/Nova in "planet of the apes" (1967)


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