The Legend of Walks Far Woman

The Legend of Walks Far Woman is a 1982 American television film starring Raquel Welch and Bradford Dillman. It aired on NBC.

The Legend of Walks Far Woman
Written byEvan Hunter
Colin Stuart (novel)
Directed byMel Damski
StarringRaquel Welch
Bradford Dillman
Music byPaul Chihara
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersTony Converse
Roger Gimbel
ProducersWilliam S. Gilmore
Lee Levinson
Production locationsBillings, Montana
Hardin, Montana
Red Lodge, Montana
CinematographyGayne Rescher
EditorDavid Finfer
Running time1hr, 51min
Production companiesEMI Television Programs
Lee Levinson Productions
Raquel Welch Productions
Roger Gimbel Productions
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseMay 30, 1982 (1982-05-30)


An Indian woman kills her husband after he is violent towards her. She is banished from her tribe.



The film was announced in June 1979[1] and filming took place later that year. It was made by Raquel Welch's own production company. There were reportedly a number of clashes involving Raquel Welch and the director on set.[2]

Welch admitted the role represented "a change of pace" for her.[3]


The film aired in the UK in 1980.[4] It was not screened in the US until 1982 because some NBC executives thought it was "a disaster".[5][6] Brandon Tartikoff of NBC cut 25 minutes from the film before it aired.[7]

The New York Times said "there is nothing dreadfully wrong with Miss Welch's performance... it's just that the entire story is boring."[2]

It was the highest-rated TV movie of the year.[8]


  1. ^ Margulies, Lee. (June 3, 1979). "UPDATE". Los Angeles Times. p. n3.
  2. ^ a b JOHN J. O'CONNOR (May 28, 1982). "WGBH Dance and Israel Philharmonic". New York Times. p. C26.
  3. ^ GLENN COLLINS (May 30, 1982). "Raquel Welch: 'I Like a Character With Backbone': Raquel Welch: 'I Like a Character With Backbone'". New York Times. p. D1.
  4. ^ "BBC-1". The Guardian. London. 23 Aug 1980. p. 16.
  5. ^ "Today's briefing: Gold Plunkett & Sneed INC". Chicago Tribune. May 4, 1982. p. a16.
  6. ^ "Raquel Welch Portrays Legend of Walks Far Woman", Ocala Star Banner 9 May 1982
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  8. ^ Sanello, Frank. (May 14, 1989). "A censor in 'Paradise': Raquel Welch protests CBS's taming of sex scenes in 'Trouble'". Chicago Tribune. p. F6.

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