The Talisman (1966)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When Cheyenne Indians attack a wagon train, the only survivors are a young Indian warrior and a young white girl. With his knife drawn to kill the girl, he stops and lets her live. The two set out across the great expanse of land and love blossoms between the two. Later, a renegade group of ex-Confederate horsemen come upon the duo, and the Indian is nearly killed. The girl intervenes on his behalf and the warrior is allowed to ride away. The men proceed to get drunk and rape the girl, leaving her nearly dead and insane. The Indian can't forget his love for the girl and returns to find she has bee violated. He vows to avenge her attack by hunting down the criminals. One man is staked out in the desert before venomous rattlesnakes. Another is buried up to his neck in sand and honey is poured on his head for insects to gnaw at his flesh. The third is tied between two trees and is ripped in half when the Indian cuts the rope to one of the bent saplings in this violent western saga of murder and revenge.

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ant, attack, bodyguard, brutality, escort, killing, love, massacre, Native-American, punishment, rape, rattlesnake, revenge, savage, sex-crime, survivor, talisman, torture, wagon, wagon-train, weapons, west