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Hannie Caulder (1971)

R | | Crime, Drama, Western | July 1972 (USA)
After she is raped and her husband murdered, a woman hires a bounty hunter to instruct her in the use of a gun so she can get her revenge on the three outlaws responsible.


Burt Kennedy


Ian Quicke (characters), Bob Richards (characters) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Raquel Welch ... Hannie Caulder
Robert Culp ... Thomas Luther Price
Ernest Borgnine ... Emmett Clemens
Jack Elam ... Frank Clemens
Strother Martin ... Rufus Clemens
Christopher Lee ... Bailey
Diana Dors ... Madame


Hannie Caulder (Raquel Welch) enlists the aid of bounty hunter Thomas Luther Price (Robert Culp) to teach her how to be a gunfighter so she can hunt down the three men who killed her husband and raped her. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Toughest Woman in the West. See more »


Crime | Drama | Western


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Sir Christopher Lee made a cameo in this movie as the gunsmith who Thomas Luther Price (Robert Culp) (a bounty hunter) and Hannie Caulder (Raquel Welch) hire to make a revolver for her. In Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Count Dooku (Sir Christopher Lee) hires bounty hunter Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison) to kill Senator Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman). George Lucas was influenced by the western genre, and had named Jango Fett after the title antagonist of Django (1966), and Natalie Portman starred in Jane Got a Gun (2015), which is a loose remake of this movie. See more »


During the rape, when Hannie (Raquel Welch) screams, you can see her modern tooth fillings. See more »


Thomas Luther Price: You don't mind riding double with a dead man?
[indicating his second horse carrying a dead body]
Hannie Caulder: I don't mind.
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Life Never Is Easy
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Performed by Bobby Hanna
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Gorgeous Raquel Welch in a film influenced by the Italian Western and shot in Spain
4 July 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Hannie Coulder (Raquel Welch) is living along with her hubby when three nasty brothers (Ernest Borgnine , Jack Elam , Strother Martin) kill her husband and she is raped . She is healed by a bounty hunter (Robert Culp) who teaches her how to be an expert gunwoman . Later on , a gunsmith (Christopher Lee cameo) builds Hannie a specialized revolver for her journey ahead . The revenge starts and early she is ready for it .

The picture contains action , gun-play , humor and a little bit of violence when the violation and murders are happening . The film follows Spaghetti Western rules , thus gets violent feuds , greedy and extreme baddies , spectacular shot'em up , rapid showdowns, and habitual plot : the vengeance ; besides , being shot in Almeria (Spain) where during 1960s-1970s years had been filmed several Italian/Spanish Western . Quentin Tarantino later said the film was one of his inspirations for "Kill Bill . Raquel Welch is enjoyable and enticing , though wooden , Robert Culp as the veteran gunfighter is top-notch . Special mention for the humorous and ironical trio of brothers , they are amused parodying the Western killer gang . The usually villain Christopher Lee makes a brief intervention as good guy at a cameo , in his seven decade career , this is Christopher Lee's only Western . It appears Stephen Boyd as a ghostly gunman , he is uncredited at a brief appearance as the gunfighter simply known as "The Preacher" .

Lively and catching music by Ken Thorne . Glimmer and colorful cinematography by Edward Scaife . The film is produced by Tigon ,a known British production habitual in Horror films . The motion picture was directed by Burt Kennedy , a specialist in Western genre , he also rewrote the screenplay but was not credited . The film will appeal to Raquel Welch fans and Spaghetti Western enthusiasts .

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