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Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1970)
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Directer:Russ Meyer Writter:Tom McGowan, Russ Meyer Story:Russ Meyer Running time:71 min Country:USA Language:English Genre:Action, Comedy Subtitle:Japanese, Chinese   Starring:Larissa Ely ... Raquel, Linda Ashton ... Cherry, Charles Napier ... Harry,
Bert Santos ... Enrique
, Frank Bolger ... Mr. Franklin (as Franklin H. Bolger), Uschi Digard ... Soul (as Astrid Lillimor)

 
 


Harry (a corrupt sheriff) and his Chicano deputy hunt an Apache who is about to go to the authorities with the news Harry is smuggling marijuana. Harry makes love to Raquel (a prostitute) and Cherry (a nurse). The women also has an erotic encounter between themselves. Harry''s boss gets it off with Raquel and Cherry, too. Uschi Digard romps around the desert naked.

Russ Meyer is a genius at cutting films. And from other examples of his work you can tell he had the whole multi, jump cut vision in his head. Shooting plenty of coverage to get the whole hyper-active, ceaselessly interesting story told. But Cherry, Harry and Raquel was completely shot when the lab ruined over half the footage. Meyer was forced to improvise and Uschi Digart became the scene padding "Muse". The afterword narration becomes a completely overboard retelling of the whole movie. But for all those sad concessions to losing whatever Meyer might have made of this story, it''s one of my favorites. Charles Napier absolutely rules. He must have double the muscles in his forehead and scalp than the ordinary mortal as evidenced by some of the mugging he does in this flick. Meyer''s kinetic film cutting was far ahead of it''s time. The climactic final shoot out is just bloody and macho and totally hilarious stuff.

User Reviews
Meyer near the "top" of his form
by john22900
It makes one wonder about the footage (half the film) that the processing lab irretrievably lost. Too bad too because although Meyer improvised by reshooting footage of huge-breasted Uschi Digard (and who can argue with that?), I''d be willing to bet that the lost footage was even better. Not that I don''t have anything at all against Uschi (I don''t), but I get the distinct impression the missing footage would have even been more erotic. If the missing footage is anything like the most erotic scene in the movie - the seduction of the Franklin Bolger character by the nurse = it would have blown the audience right out of their seats. The jump cuts featuring Uschi are nice to look at but without any substance they cannot be put into proper perspective as relative to the film. Charles Napier is fine as the corrupt sheriff (he plays bad guys extremely well) but it is the amply endowed women in the cast that steal the show.


 



 

 





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