The Savage Seven
|The Savage Seven|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Richard Rush|
|Produced by||Samuel Z. Arkoff
James H. Nicholson
|Screenplay by||Michael Fisher|
|Story by||Rosalind Ross|
|Starring||Robert Walker Jr.
|Music by||Mike Curb
|Edited by||Renn Reynolds|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures|
|Box office||$2,100,000 (US/ Canada rentals)|
The Savage Seven is a 1968 exploitation film (in the outlaw biker film subgenre) directed by Richard Rush. The film marks the screen acting debut of Penny Marshall. Rush says he agreed to the do the film as a sort of sequel to Hells Angels on Wheels in exchange for being able to make Haight-Ashbury film Psych-Out.
Kisum, the leader of a motorcycle gang is in love with waitress Marcia Little Hawk. Her brother Johnnie Little Hawk, the leader of a group of Native Americans, is not happy about the two of them being together. The two groups alternate between being allies and adversaries, eventually joining forces, but a scheme by crooked businessmen force them at odds with each other.
|Robert Walker Jr.||Johnnie|
|Max Julien||Grey Wolf|
|Billy "Green" Bush||Seely|
From Richard F. Sheperd of The New York Times:
|“||The Savage Seven is a modern Western about motorcyclists, Indians and bad guys. The motorcyclists and Indians are bad guys, too, but not as bad as the real bad guys. The movie is one continuous uproar of unmuffled motors and head-cracking and emphasized cruelty from one and to another. It is colorful and technically competent but completely cheap in its primitive, unin-quiring, kick'-em-in-the-groin sensationalism, too serious to be lusty and too one-note to be interesting.||”|
- "The Ballad of the Savage Seven"
- "Traffic Jam"
Performed by Johnny and the Hurricanes Written by D Yorko, T King, I Mack
Written by Cream Performed by The American Revolution
- "Big Rental Films of 1969", Variety, 7 January 1970 p 15 and "Big Rental Films of 1968", Variety, 8 January 1969 p 15. Please note this figure is a rental accruing to distributors.
- "Penny Marshall Interview - Dick Clark and Cast of 1000's". YouTube. 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- Murray, Noel (June 13, 2011). "Interview: Richard Rush". AV Club. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- Richard F. Shepard. (1968-08-22). "Movie Review - L Occhio Selvaggio - Just Plain Brutal - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04.