The Savage Seven

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The Savage Seven
Savage seven.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Rush
Produced bySamuel Z. Arkoff
Dick Clark
James H. Nicholson
Screenplay byMichael Fisher
Story byRosalind Ross
StarringRobert Walker Jr.
Joanna Frank
Music byMike Curb
Jerry Styner
CinematographyLászló Kovács
Edited byRenn Reynolds
Production
company
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures
Release date
  • May 1968 (1968-05)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$2,100,000 (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Plot[edit]

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.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Robert Walker Jr. Johnnie
Joanna Frank Marcia
John Garwood Stud
Larry Bishop Joint
Adam Roarke Kisum
Max Julien Grey Wolf
Richard Anders Bull
Duane Eddy Eddie
Billy "Green" Bush Seely
Penny Marshall Tina

Critical reception[edit]

From Richard F. Sheperd of The New York Times:

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "The Ballad of the Savage Seven"

Lyrics by Guy Hemric Music by Val Johns (as Valjean Johns) Performed by The American Revolution

  • "Traffic Jam"

Performed by Johnny and the Hurricanes Written by D Yorko, T King, I Mack

Written by Cream Performed by The American Revolution

Soundtrack Album[edit]

Released 1968 on Atco Records as 33-245 (Mono) and SD-33-245 (Stereo)

Tracklist:

A1 Cream - Anyone For Tennis (Theme From The Savage Seven), Written-By – Eric Clapton, Martin Sharp, Produced by Felix Pappalardi

A2 Desert Ride, Written-By – Jerry Styner

A3 Barbara Kelly & The Morning Good - Maria's Theme (Vocal), Written-By – Guy Hemric, Jerry Styner

A4 Shacktown Revenge, Written-By – Jerry Styner

A5 The Medal, Written-By – Jerry Styner

A6 Here Comes The Fuzz, Written-By – Jerry Styner

A7 Iron Butterfly - Iron Butterfly Theme, Written-By Doug Ingle, Produced by Charles Greene & Brian Stone

B1 Iron Butterfly - Unconscious Power, Produced by Charles Greene & Brian Stone, Written-By – Weis, Ingle, Bushy

B2 Everyone Should Own A Dream, Written-By – Guy Hemric, Jerry Styner

B3 The Deal, Written-By – Jerry Styner

B4 Desert Love, Written-By – Jerry Styner

B5 Barbara Kelly & The Morning Good - Ballad Of The Savage Seven, Written-By – Guy Hemric, Valjen Johns

B6 Maria's Theme (Instrumental), Written-By – Guy Hemric, Jerry Styner

B7 The Savage Struggle, Written-By – Jerry Styner

All tracks were arranged and conducted by Jerry Styner except where noted.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Penny Marshall Interview - Dick Clark and Cast of 1000's". YouTube. 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
  3. ^ Murray, Noel (June 13, 2011). "Interview: Richard Rush". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Richard F. Shepard. (1968-08-22). "Movie Review - L Occhio Selvaggio - Just Plain Brutal - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  5. ^ discogs.com. discogs.com https://www.discogs.com/Various-Original-Motion-Picture-Sound-Track-The-Savage-Seven-Featuring-Cream-Iron-Butterfly/master/989608. Retrieved November 3, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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