Well the woman created by God goes west, but not too comfortable.
Average to say the best film, with cast and the story, Dmytrik could have done a lot better, but it seems that everyone here was in a hurry to finish the film. The plot goes pretty predictable, one of those “I told you so” movies, the acting with the exception of Boyd goes average to say the least from everyone in it, and Bardot was never known for her great acting ability skills and in movies where there’s the need to act, she really looks …strange, and in 68 she was not at her peak (of course her peak was very high), Connery not the cowboy type (most probably he was having second thoughts on leaving the Bond character), well to conclude a wrong cast in the main parts.
The director tried to follow the more classical western type with some modernity (meaning more violence) here and there, but the scenes are too long and boring dependable a lot on the soundtrack, it’s also full of stereotypes that in the right hands could be use to add some fun but not even that, at least he does a good use to the landscape, but that’s about it, he really couldn’t bring out the best of the film in almost all aspects of it.
I like some of his films The Mountain, Bluebeard, but not this one.
Some really violent scenes like the one of the necklace down the throat. Now I know why Indians do not appear more in SW, if that was the nastiest thing they did to helpless woman, any extra in the film from Almeria would know what to do.
Amazing how even in the hardest condition, the woman’s always seem to have an immaculate make-up and hairstyle, like Bardot near the spring taking a bath; anyway that was something for Millian hands not Connery with a Richard Widmark dressing style.
Notice that they did missed a lot of shots, like how really it should be, one point for a more real feeling.
The best line in the all film was the one of the Presidential and Royal suite, a good one indeed.
And they have to kill the butler in the end; if it was to kill the guy they could have done it in the beginning, that was real cruel ;D.