An old memory just popped into my head, and I’m wondering if anyone could help me ID it…
Some sort of western I saw a clip of on a free Showtime weekend (I think), years ago. Made in the 80s or 90s, by the quality and style—a veiled woman was traveling through the old west desert on horseback, accompanied by a black woman (a servant, possibly a slave), and runs across some (armed, possibly hostile) Indians.
The veiled woman, who seemed a bit eccentric/insane, decided to make her way past the Indians by, IIRC, singing loudly and taking off her top, and simply riding past, while her assistant drew a sword (I think), and silently followed.
This actually worked—the Indians simply staring dumbfounded as the party passed. (Although an inner monologue/flashback of the head Indian revealed that some elder had imparted a prophecy of such an unlikely event to him when he was a kid, which gave him pause.)
A cursory search online doesn’t seem to produce any results, though I think I got most of the details right. A niggling idea comes up that the veiled woman may have had Leprosy, but I can’t say that for certain.
So…can anyone ID this one? Now I’m dying of curiosity.