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Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1970)

Harry (a corrupt sheriff) and his Chicano deputy hunt an Apache who is about to go to the authorities with the news Harry is smuggling marijuana. Harry makes love to Raquel (a prostitute) ... See full summary »

Director:

Russ Meyer

Writers:

Russ Meyer (story), Tom McGowan | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Larissa Ely ... Raquel
Linda Ashton ... Cherry
Charles Napier ... Harry
Bert Santos Bert Santos ... Enrique
Frank Bolger Frank Bolger ... Mr. Franklin (as Franklin H. Bolger)
Uschi Digard ... Soul (as Astrid Lillimor)
Michelle Grand Michelle Grand ... Millie
John Milo John Milo ... Apache
Michaelani Michaelani ... Doctor Lee
Robert Aiken Robert Aiken ... Tom
John Koester John Koester ... Gas Station Attendant
Daniel Roberts Daniel Roberts ... Delivery Boy
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Storyline

Harry (a corrupt sheriff) and his Chicano deputy hunt an Apache who is about to go to the authorities with the news Harry is smuggling marijuana. Harry makes love to Raquel (a prostitute) and Cherry (a nurse). The women also have an erotic encounter between themselves. Harry's boss gets it off with Raquel and Cherry, too. Uschi Digard romps around the desert naked. Written by <pablo@ihug.co.nz>

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1972 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Megavixens See more »

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Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DeLuxe) (French-dubbed version)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to some reports, the film's nearly incomprehensible storyline was the result of a photo lab mishap that ruined much of the original footage - a situation that director Russ Meyer tried to rectify by shooting inserts of a nude woman frolicking in the desert that were inserted in the many plot holes to pad the running time. Later in his career, when the movie's bizarre surrealism was met with critical praise, Meyer denied that story, possibly to save face and give the impression that the fragmented plot was intentional. See more »

Goofs

Flashback scene to a late Forties/early Fifties grocery store was filmed in late Sixties supermarket parking lot, complete with late model cars. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Cherry and Raquel. Byproducts of our society, pretty toys to play with, superficial in their makeup but so necessary to our way of life.
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Alternate Versions

Film was edited and re-rated "R" for its 1977 re-release. See more »


Soundtracks

Paula's Pretty Pussy
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Music by Stu Phillips
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Meyer shot a movie and lost half of it
11 April 2005 | by HalfCenturySee all my reviews

Russ Meyer is a genius at cutting films. And from other examples of his work you can tell he had the whole multi, jump cut vision in his head. Shooting plenty of coverage to get the whole hyper-active, ceaselessly interesting story told. But Cherry, Harry and Raquel was completely shot when the lab ruined over half the footage. Meyer was forced to improvise and Uschi Digart became the scene padding "Muse". The afterword narration becomes a completely overboard retelling of the whole movie. But for all those sad concessions to losing whatever Meyer might have made of this story, it's one of my favorites. Charles Napier absolutely rules. He must have double the muscles in his forehead and scalp than the ordinary mortal as evidenced by some of the mugging he does in this flick. Meyer's kinetic film cutting was far ahead of it's time. The climactic final shoot out is just bloody and macho and totally hilarious stuff.


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