The Belle Starr Story

Directed by Lina Wertmüller, and Piero Cristofani
Year: 1968
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English Subtitles

THE BELLE STARR STORY is a rip-roaring Spaghetti Western starring Elsa Martinelli (Hatari!) and directed by the legendary Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties, Swept Away). Abused and dominated by men in her youth, Belle Starr (Martinelli) now out-rides, out-smokes, out-shoots, and out-gambles them as she makes her way around the Old West, usually wearing male garb. It is the only Spaghetti Western to be directed by a woman - Wertmüller replaced Piero Cristofani (using the pseudonym “Nathan Wich”) a few days into the shoot.

Elsa Martinelli
Robert Woods
George Eastman

Directed by Lina Wertmüller and Piero Cristofani