Roger Ebert, 7 June 1967: Rod Taylor’s “Chuka” is an intelligently acted and directed Western that has been burdened, for some reason, with a plot so melodramatic that the effect is lost. … The plot is complicated by the presence of a Mexican lady (Luciana Paluzzi) who was in love with Chuka years before on her father’s ranch. When Chuka was sent away, he became a gunfighter, etc., and all the old Freudian hang-ups turned up like clockwork. They always do in the movies. Now, on the night before the expected Indian attack, Chuka passes up an opportunity to escape the fort with the woman and her ward (Angela Dorian). Instead, they make love in the stable and wait for the end. Read more.