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When Frank is being buried, Rufus has stolen a Bible for Eb to read. Eb reminds Rufus that he can't read and slaps the Bible from Rufus' hand and it lands next to the grave near Frank's shoulder. The next scene on the ground, the Bible is near the foot of the grave. See more »
This offbeat Western could have been another standard revenge flick, but the vivid portrayals from the stars inject lots of spice and no small amount of humor into the proceedings.
Raquel Welch portrays "Hannie", and Robert Culp craftily plays "Luther Price", ace bounty hunter, mankiller, and Hannie's mentor.
The real stars of this piece are Strother Martin, Jack Elam and Ernest Borgnine. If you can imagine 'The Three Stooges' as utterly filthy, scummy vagabonds with a propensity for murder, rape and theft, you might get an idea of how this family operates.
Strother Martin in particular is a delight; in the middle of a gunbattle he engages in a clumsy fistfight with one of his brothers over some trivial matter. Another priceless moment is when he presides at a brother's funeral, using a stolen Bible that he cannot even read.
Look for Christopher Lee's subtle and well-crafted performance as a former Confederate gunmaker.
Not your usual Western, this film is well worth watching despite its flaws.
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