GenreCrime, Drama, Western Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 8, 1971 (1971-11-08) Based oncharacters created by Ian Quicke and Bob Richards
story by Peter Cooper WriterIan Quicke (characters), Bob Richards (characters), Peter Cooper (story), Burt Kennedy (screenplay), David Haft (screenplay) Initial releaseNovember 8, 1971 (United Kingdom) ScreenplayBurt Kennedy, David Haft, Ian Quicke, Bob Richards CastRaquel Welch (Hannie Caulder), Robert Culp (Thomas Luther Price), Ernest Borgnine (Emmett Clemens), Jack Elam (Frank Clemens), Strother Martin (Rufus Clemens), Christopher Lee (Bailey) Similar moviesTaken 3, Salt, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, John Wick, A Serbian Film, Django Unchained
TaglineThe first lady gunfighter.
Hannie caulder western 1971
In the Wild West, vicious but bumbling bandit brothers Emmett (Ernest Borgnine), Frank (Jack Elam) and Rufus Clemens (Strother Martin) botch a heist, and in anger they rape local woman Hannie Caulder (Raquel Welch), murder her spouse and destroy her home. Set on retribution, Hannie seeks out bounty hunter Thomas Luther Price (Robert Culp), who helps her learn to shoot a skill she that shell need as she attempts to track down and take out the merciless Clemens brothers.
Hannie Caulder is a 1971 British-made Western film. The film was directed by Burt Kennedy and starred Raquel Welch, Robert Culp and Ernest Borgnine. The screenplay was rewritten by Kennedy, who wasnt credited.
Hannie enlists the aid of bounty hunter Tom Price to teach her how to be a gunfighter so she can hunt down the 3 men who killed her husband and raped her.
Hannie Caulder is a frontier wife, living with her husband at a horse station between towns in the American West.
After a disastrous bank raid, the inept Clemens Brothers gang arrive at the station. They murder Caulders husband, gang-rape her, burn down her house, and leave her for dead. They go on a crime spree, while Caulder recruits professional bounty hunter Thomas Price to help her seek revenge by training her to be a gunfighter.
The pair travel to Mexico to have gunsmith Bailey builds her a specialized revolver allowing her to become a fast draw specialist.
Raquel Welch as Hannie Caulder
Robert Culp as Thomas Luther Price
Ernest Borgnine as Emmett Clemens
Jack Elam as Frank Clemens
Strother Martin as Rufus Clemens
Christopher Lee as Bailey
Diana Dors as the Madam
Patrick Curtis, then married to Raquel Welch, met with Tony Tenser of Tigon British Film Productions with a view to get funding for a movie starring Welch. Curtis proposed a horror movie or a Western; Tenser, who had always wanted to make a Western, picked the latter. Tigon put up 100% of the budget while Curtwel (Curtis and Welchs production company) put up their services. Neither Curtis nor Welch took a salary, instead taking profit participation. Before Hannie Caulder was released, Tigon and Curtwell co-produced The Sorcerers (1967), a horror film starring Boris Karloff. Thus, Curtis and Tenser did team up for both a western and a horror film.
The movie was filmed in Spain, mostly around Almeria, beginning on 18 January 1971.
Stephen Boyd has a brief, uncredited appearance as a gunfighter known simply as "The Preacher". Flamenco guitar virtuoso Paco de Lucia makes a cameo appearance as a Mexican musician.
Roderic "Rodd" Redwing, a fast draw artist, was technical adviser and worked with Robert Culp in this film. Redwing suffered a heart attack on the plane returning from the filming in Spain and died shortly after landing in Los Angeles.
The film performed well at the UK box office and was reasonably successful in the United States.
The Hunting Party (1971). Ernest Borgnine and Strother Martin appear in Hannie Caulder and The Wild Bunch. Raquel Welch appears in Hannie Caulder and 100 Rifles. Chatos Land (1972). The Man Called Noon (1973).
Quentin Tarantino said the film was one of his inspirations for Kill Bill. "Why I love Hannie Caulder so much is Robert Culp. He is so magnificent in that movie. I actually think theres a bit of similarity between Sonny Chiba and Uma (in Kill Bill) and Raquel Welch and Robert Culp in Hannie Caulder."