100 Rifles (1969)

100rifles_005Lawman Lydecker (played by former Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown) and Yaqui Joe (an Indian bank robber played by Burt Reynolds) join forces with a female revolutionary (guess who) to help save Mexican Indians from a despotic governor.

People sweat profusely, say "Hey, gringo", and generally use up a lot of ammunition.

This below-par western was filmed in Spain and directed by Tom Gries. Based on a novel by Robert Macloud, and featuring an outstanding score from Jerry Goldsmith, the film addressed a number of 60's era issues, including interracial relationships, which became a major part of the film's marketing campaign.

Raquel Welch is the glamorous and scantily clad senorita of the piece who gets into bed with Brown, a startling scene for 1969.

TRIVIA
Western buffs might recognise Reynolds's horse: it was once Yul Brynner's in The Magnificent Seven (1960).

Lyedecker
Jim Brown
Sarita
Raquel Welch
Yaqui Joe
Burt Reynolds
Verdugo
Fernando Lamas
Grimes
Dan O'Herlihy
Von Klemme
Eric Braeden
Humara
Michael Forest

Director
Tom Gries