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TV special which showcases Raquel Welch's talents as a singer, dancer, and comedienne. Welch not only sings such hit songs as "Everybody's Talkin'," "Games People Play," "The Sound of ... See full summary »

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David Winters

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Doug Tibbles (as Douglas Tibbles), Larry Alexander | 1 more credit »
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Raquel Welch ... Herself
Bob Hope ... Himself
Tom Jones ... Himself
John Wayne ... Himself
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TV special which showcases Raquel Welch's talents as a singer, dancer, and comedienne. Welch not only sings such hit songs as "Everybody's Talkin'," "Games People Play," "The Sound of Silence," and "California Dreamin'," but also visits an orphanage in Mexico with John Wayne, sings a medley of songs with Tom Jones, and does the comedy sketch "Rocky Raccoon" with Bob Hope as well as performs dance numbers and travels all over the world. Written by Woodyanders

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Tonight, Raquel Welch entertains Bob Hope, John Wayne, Tom Jones (and vice versa) You're invited!

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raquel! See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Filming began in May 1969, but it was soon halted when Welch's Myra Breckinridge (1970) went into production. Filming resumed later that fall after the movie was finished. See more »

Quotes

Raquel Welch: [on the subject of Hugh Hefner and Playboy Magazine] Well, I don't agree with his philosophy, but I think... I think the paper he prints it on, is very good.
[causing outburst of laughter]
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Features True Grit (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Peaceful
(uncredited)
Written by Kenny Rankin
Sung by Raquel Welch
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Must see trippy TV!
23 September 2004 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

I recently caught this old TV special on a local music channel and I couldn't believe what I was watching. Over-the-top comes to mind. My jaw was on the floor. They must have spent a lot of money on this TV special.

RAQUEL! is true time capsule. Except for the studio bound ending with Bob Hope (the weakest part of the special, even though Raquel makes a sexy Mae West), the rest was filmed all over the world, most of it in outdoor settings and the effect is quite surprising. The over-the-top musical moments are like watching over-the-top Duran Duran videos, made a decade before the Brit pop band was formed. The "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" moment has to be seen to be believed. And the trippy dance sequence during the opening song "California Dreamin'" set in Paris is a total hoot! BTW, beautiful Raquel was made to look a lot like Brigitte Bardot in the Paris bit.

It's trippy, gaudy, and a true glimpse of what was "in" in 1970. But what's really surprising is how much I like Raquel's version of those songs. I wish they were available on CD. The orchestration is excellent.

RAQUEL! is a true oddity (why John Wayne and Bob Hope?) and a true one-of-a-kind TV special. I love it!


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