Actually I don't remember that scene as well as I thought. Trying to fight off Clint and act as if she was "being taken advantage of" or "victim of a rape" was really an act by Hill's character. She knew what she wanted and she got it.
Also it probably is likely that she ended up in Clint's movie and in Clint's arms between scenes due to her work in "El Condor". It's possible Lee invited Clint to see the movie as Lee was really juiced about that film. Lee was optimistic El Condor was going to be a huge hit...as big in the states as Good, Bad and Ugly or The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. It was shot in the usual place for Lee then, southern Spain around Almeria, but it is a US film shot in English with a well known director and the score was by another famous person in Hollywood. The film did do very big business in Spain, Italy and Germany but just so-so in the United States. I noticed it was to play in Charlotte, North C arolina two weeks before it's general released and..oh I hate to admit this..you will think I'm nuts...I drove all the way to Charlotte, North Carolina in the summer of 1970 to see this film the first night it played. I made up a fib to get off from work early and to be late the next day. Man is that being a Lee Van Cleef nut or what?
Also the scene with Marianna Hill taking off all her clothes and you can see a full frontal shot of her from head to toe with NOTHING covered... was a complete surprise. I didn't expect anything like that in a Lee Van Cleef film. I was just getting ready to run to the lobby for another Coke when that scene began and I decided to wait. After seeing that, I had to wait about 15 minutes to go get another Coke. It would have been embarrassing to stand up and walk to the lobby like that. HINT HINT.
When High Plains Drifter came out, I went to see that first run and noticed Hill was in that too and it was just a couple of years later. I thought "I bet Clint saw her naked in High Plains Drifter and that frontal nude work is what got her into this film, NOT her acting". And just a couple of weeks later I read that rumor. And it made a strong indication that Clint was working his front line MOJO on her during the shoot.
Yeah you are right. Word got around that Clint was a big time player in the 60's and 70's and his then wife tried to ignore it but I've read that it bothered her. I think Clint finally left her for an actress that he used in his films often (Sondra Locke)... then after several years of her being his main squeeze, he suddenly dropped her like she was a snapping turtle. And she was shocked that Clint walked so completely as he did. I mean Clint cut her off from his entire life. WHAM!!!
Yeah Clint carved a rather large number of notches on his six shooter back then and no doubt Marianna Hill was one of them. But I doubt his notches carved would match the kind of numbers of different lovers that Mamie Van Doren, Yvonne De Carlo, Mariette Hartley and Shelly Winters SCORED..no pun intended.
I use to see Hartley on those camera commericals with James Garner and like Julie Andrews, she had such a conservative and family values vibe coming off her. Then when I found out about her confession in her book that she had slept with over 500 different men in Hollywood I thought "Man now that is a hot babe!!" But she didn't look like the type. It was as surprising as when I found out Raymond Burr was gay! Mamie Van Doren DID look like a hot babe who got a lot of different men and so her "head" count wasn't surprising. I even like knowing that about Mamie as it was a confrimation of what I thought.
As somebody mentioned, Callie (MH) goes out of her way to bump into The Stranger, and I love what he says to her: "There's no need for that. If you want to get acquainted, why don't you just say so?" ... more
Of course it was an act, but Callie was a sly fox. You saw that the instant she strode towards Clint, determined to make physical contact. "You know what you are? Just trash!" Right Callie--that's... more
It's interesting—you and bobO have very different opinions on that scene. I think it's left up to the viewer to decide whether or not what happens in the barn is or is not solicited. I think it walks ... more
it is distrubing to me too. I'm being serious. Movies that depict awful violence such as "In Cold Blood" and we have innocent people shot and murdered and women raped is most disturbing to me. There... more