A group of six female inmates (the main stars) were incarcerated in a tropical jungle prison in the Philippines run by an unseen Colonel Mendoza, a member of the secret police.
The story continued with playboyish Jonathan's later difficult relationship to voluptuous, big-breasted TV model Bobbie (Oscar-nominated Ann-Margret) who he first felt was his sexual salvation and soon became his live-in mistress: ("I took one look at the tits on her, and I knew I'd never have trouble again"). Finding himself dysfunctionally impotent, Jonathan resorted to using the services of paid prostitute Louise (Rita Moreno in a cameo) to massage his ego (and more) in the film's final scene.
Jonathan soon resented Bobbie's hints at becoming more domestic and trapped-hitched, as she vulnerably drowned in depressing despair. Obsessively, he had her recite a carefully-worded script (he yelled at her - "God-damn it!
Director Don Siegel's psychosexual western-horror drama set in the Civil War period.
The film's tagline descriptively stated: "One man...seven women..a strange house! It starred Clint Eastwood as injured Union soldier Corp.
John Mc Burney who took refuge in an all-female seminary school for prim and proper Southern girls, led by sexually-frustrated headmistress Martha Farnsworth (Geraldine Page).
Mc Burney soon learned that the Gothic atmosphere in this matriarchal society was one of sexual repression, deceit, jealousy, and power struggle between a triangle of females vying for his love, attention, and sexual favors: The manipulative Mc Burney (known as Mr.This Mike Nichols film with striking adult subject matter (regarding the fragile male ego and bravado, dysfunctionality, and misogyny), sexual encounters, and profanity further pushed the boundaries of sex in cinema although the film had little in the way of explicit sex.It challenged the ratings system and the general morals of the time.During the day, the prisoners were taken out to the fields to work.Caught for hiding contraband mail, Erica was subjected to water-torture, hung naked in a bamboo cage and whipped while topless, and nearly expired during the partially-hallucinatory scene.Because he has himself, and who is better, more beautiful, more powerful, more perfect, you're getting hard, more strong, more masculine, more extraordinary, more robust.