The Tall Women Film Details
Overview: Seven women are the only survivors of an Apache attack on a wagon train. They must cross the desert on foot to escape the Indians who are hunting them.
Review: The trespassing whites pass through the reservation and crossing Indian lands . Then , Indians attack a wagon train that is really defended forming an impregnable circle . However , they are strongly attacked and , finally , assaulted and killed . But seven women are the only survivors of the Apache attack on the wagon train . Led by the brave Mary Ann (Anne Baxter) , she is in charge of maintaining order and attempts to keep the peace , spirit and will among them . The survivors undertake a long getaway to get their salvation throughout the dangerous territory . They are the followings : the unsettling Ursula (Maria Perschy) , the Mexican Pilar (Perla Cristal) , Dorothy (María Mahor) , Bridget (Christa Linder) and two circus artists : Katy Grimaldi (Rossella Como) and Betty Grimaldi (Adriana Ambesi) . Soon after , a rebel Indian called Pope (Luis Prendes) wishes wages war Us cavalry and to attack a strongly defended Yankee fort against the peaceful White Cloud (Fernando Hilbeck) who makes up to White Men , but the Big Chief , Red Cloud (Jorge Rigaud) , decides War . As the rebellious and violent Indian White Cloud vowing to lead the tribe in battle against the encroaching white men . Meanwhile , the valiant women must cross the desert on foot to escape the Indians who are hunting them . Later on , they encounter shelter at an Indian cemetery , being helped by another injured survivor , Gus Macintosh (Gustavo Rojo) from Fort Lafayette . This Spaghetti/Chorizo flick gets Western action , shootouts , breathtaking Indian raids on wagons and results to be quite entertaining . The picture contains spectacular charges of Indian riders against Wagon Train and Us soldiers . This moving movie is an epic portrait of the stirring story about some survivors who decide to unite their forces against the successive Indian attacks that are killing them one by one . It’s a medium budget film with good actors , technicians , decent production values , acceptable results , and made in colorful as well as American traditional style , though it has a few failures . When there takes place the Indian assault on the wagons , possesses all the sweep , grandeur and noisy action of the greatest Westerns of an age long past . The group of women is played by a plethora of Italian/Spanish actresses and a tarnished American player . Leading the great Anne Baxter who gives an impulsive and enjoyable acting . Support cast is mostly formed by ordinary Spanish actors who performed support actors in the numerous Paella/Pasta Westerns of the 60s and 70s , in fact , the Indians were played by 3 Spaniards : Fernando Hilbeck , Jorge Rigaud and Luis Prendes . This exciting Western was decently photographed in Eastmancolor by Marcello Gatti , a prestigious cameraman who made “The Battle of Algiers” and ¨Queimada¨. Being filmed on location in Ciempozuelos , Madrid , and Desert of Tabernas , Almeria , Andalucia , Spain . Evocative and thrilling musical score by Gregorio Garcia Segura . This ¨The Tall women¨ is also known as ¨Las 7 Magnificas¨ , bit it has nothing to do with ¨The Magnificent seven ¨ by John Sturges . The picture that has a lot of flaws and gaps was professionally directed by Rudolf Zehetgruber , Sidney W. Pink and Gianfranco Parolini or Frank Kramer , though some of them appear to have been credited for purely ‘economic’ reasons connected with the regulations inherent in the funding of such co-productions . Rudolf Zehetgruber directed various films about the ¨love bug¨ , the WW car who starred several Disney films , such as : “Lovebug on Extra Tour” ,”Return of Superbug” , “Superbug, Super Agent” , “Superbug, the Craziest Car in the World” . Sidney W Pink supervised this co-production , he produced the first widely released feature-length 3-D film, “Bwana Devil,” presented in the polarized dual-projector system which became standard for the 1950’s 3-D movie craze , this film was shot using two lenses, one for each viewer’s eye . He went on to produce “The Angry Red Planet (1959),” in which a development technique was used to cast a pink effect across the film, which he named CineMagic ; Sidney directed other Westerns as ¨Finger of the trigger¨, and ¨Joe Navidad¨ . Furthermore , Gianfranco Parolini credited as director on the Italian release made all kinds of genres , and , usually , incorporating circus acrobatics on the action sequences , getting successes in Spaghettis , such as : ¨Johnny West¨, ¨Sabata¨, ¨Adios Sabata¨ , ¨Texas 1970¨, ¨God’s Gun¨ and “Challenge of the Golden Fist” .
Country: Spain, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein
Duration: 101 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Also known as: I sfagi kratise epta meres,Las 7 magnificas,The Tall Women,Le triomphe des sept desperadas,Las 7 magníficas,Septynios kerštingos moterys,Gatilhos em Fogo,De overlevende,Las siete magníficas,Die durch die Hölle gehen,7 donne per una strage,Donne alla frontiera,Frauen, die durch die Hölle gehen,Seven Vengeful Women,Sedam hrabrih zena