Cowboy marries an Indian princess and is accepted by the tribe until he is framed for a rape/murder.

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Complete credited cast:
Roger Gentry ...
Rick Thompson (as Jim Gentry)
Kathy Williams ...
Tuwana
Robert Aiken ...
Brave Eagle (as Brave Eagle)
Julia Blackburn ...
Lucy
David Rosenkranz ...
Bo
Catherine Share ...
Cochina (as Kathy Share)
Kedric Wolfe ...
Minowa
Bobby Beausoleil ...
Saddle-Tramp Bandit (as Bob Beausoleil)
Marsha Jordan ...
Motula (as Marcia Jordan)
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Cowboy Rick,on his way to visit his sweetheart, encounters a bevy of beautiful Indian maidens and dallies with one of them. Later, when one of the girls is murdered by a passing no-good, the tribe falsely blames Rick and sentences him to die. But Tuwanna, the chief's daughter with whom Rick, um, dallied, has other ideas. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Filmed at Spahn's Movie Ranch near Chatsworth, CA, in late 1968. The ranch was used for occasional filming of TV westerns like Bonanza (1959) and The Lone Ranger (1949), as well as for David O. Selznick's western Duel in the Sun (1946). However, with the decline of westerns in general, owner George Spahn decided to allow a group of misfit hippies to reside there temporarily in the spring of 1968 in exchange for minor upkeep of the ranch. This was shortly before filming of this movie took place. The group called themselves "The Family" and were led by Charles Manson and two of their members, Catherine Share and Bobby Beausoleil - who was later convicted of murdering a music teacher who sold mescaline to them - appear in this film. See more »

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Director/co-writer "Van Guylder" is an alias for [[Ed Forsythe]] who directed several exploitation films. [[David F. Friedman]] is the uncredited producer. See more »

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Pretty awful, but still a curiosity to watch
15 June 2002 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

Not the greatest western ever made (or even the greatest low budget film ever made), Ramrodder is still watchable, though there is little to recommend it. The Indians in the film quite obviously are not Native Americans from their appearance, and it is mistakes like this that make the movie unintentionally funny. Very good looking girls in the movie make up for a lot of faults in the plot and acting, however. Ramrodder is also noteworthy for having Charles Manson associate Bobby Beausoleil in it; apparently it was filmed several months before he was arrested. Ramrodder is worth watching maybe once, but only one time.


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