Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
Quest For Fire definitely ruined any chances this hilarious film ever had of lasting as a weighty recreation of primitive civilization, but the iconography of Raquel Welch in her fur bikini is forever. John Richardson plays a cave man separated from his tribe who comes upon a more advanced society (they’ve got blond hair and better fashions) who try their best to get rid of him. When one of their women (Welch) takes a shine to him, they are expelled together to survive the harsh wilderness. Great visual effects and a half-serious, half-fun attempt to stay true to scientific detail are pluses, not to mention Welch’s staggering beauty and confidence.
Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper
Produced by Michael Carreras
Music by Mario Nascimbene
Production Design by Robert Jones
Costume Design by Carl Toms
Film Editing by Tom Simpson