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. —Artemis-9
Sad and nihilistic western.
William A.Graham directs this fascinating and trippy,long lost western.A gunslinger Cliff Potts wants out of the killing business.He rescues,then falls in love with an Indian girl,the beautiful Xochitl,then is hellbent on revenge after she is attacked and gang-raped by a cruel-hearted sergeant Wilbanks and his cavalry soldiers."Cry for Me,Billy" is perhaps one of the gloomiest and most nihilistic westerns of early 70's.It features the massacre of Indians and fairly graphic gang-rape scene.The climax is wonderfully bleak and pessimistic.The tragic love between gunslinger and his Indian squaw is portrayed with believability and compassion.I'm a big fan of western genre and I wasn't disappointed with "Cry for Me,Billy".8 out of 10.
- Aug 17, 2009
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