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The Belle Star Story (1968)

Il mio corpo per un poker (original title)
Not Rated | | Western | 15 March 1968 (Italy)
Abused and dominated by men in her youth, Belle Starr now out-rides, out-smokes, out-shoots, and out-gambles them as she makes her way around the Old West, usually wearing male garb. One ... See full summary »

Directors:

Piero Cristofani (as Nathan Wich), Lina Wertmüller (as Nathan Wich)

Writers:

Piero Cristofani (screenplay) (as Nathan Wich), Piero Cristofani (story) (as Nathan Wich) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elsa Martinelli ... Belle Starr
Robert Woods ... Cole Harvey
George Eastman ... Larry Blackie
Francesca Righini Francesca Righini ... Jessica
Bruno Piergentili Bruno Piergentili ... Pedro (as Dan Harrison)
Bruno Corazzari ... Agente della Pinkerton
Vladimir Medar Vladimir Medar ... John Shelley
Eugene Walter Eugene Walter ... Dita di Velluto
Remo De Angelis Remo De Angelis ... Butch
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Storyline

Abused and dominated by men in her youth, Belle Starr now out-rides, out-smokes, out-shoots, and out-gambles them as she makes her way around the Old West, usually wearing male garb. One man who's her equal is Larry Blackie with whom she has an on-again, off-again relationship which is often argumentative and sometimes violent. Together they become involved in a robbery which goes awry. Belle has to rescue Larry and though he's grateful, he now wants to go his own way. However, he expresses the hope that someday they'll once more cross paths and then ... who knows? Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 March 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Belle Star Story See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Goofs

A lot of men AND women smoked cigars then. It has been documented the women smoked openly without hiding and no one thought any think about it. However no one at all smoked plastic tipped cigars since they did not come out until the 1950's. See more »

Quotes

Pinkerton Man: You think you're a brave man, don't you. Resisting all this pain, all this torture. I hope you haven't got to the stage when you don't feel it. It doesn't usually happen so quickly, but we can wait until you get your strength back again, Larry, so you get the most out of this experience. We don't want you to miss anything, do we. It would be a pity, don't you agree? Ready for more?
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Soundtracks

No Time for Love
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by André Salvet and Norman Newell
Performed by Elsa Martinelli
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only spaghetti western directed by a woman

Bit of a strange one and something of a curate's egg although on balance I liked it. The only spaghetti western directed by a woman and, I believe the only one starring a woman, also. Elsa Martinelli was in her 30s when she made this and altogether made over 60 films, including, funnily enough, Vadim's Blood and Roses that I only watched the other day. I think it is probably poor dubbing but she does not have the assurance she needs here and tends to come over a little hysterically at times. Fortunately the very solid George Eastman is here to save the day. Bit sexy and some particularly strong violence towards the end, this wavers a bit and is not helped by the oft repeated love song and its lilting romanticism.


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