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Hellfire (1949)

 -  Western  -  29 May 1949 (USA)
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Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Elliott ...
Zeb Smith (as William Elliott)
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Marshal Bucky McLean
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Gyp Stoner
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Brother Joseph
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Dusty Stoner
Grant Withers ...
Sheriff Martin
Emory Parnell ...
Sheriff Duffy
Esther Howard ...
Birdie
Jody Gilbert ...
Full Moon
Louis Faust ...
Red Stoner (as Louis R. Faust)
Harry Woods ...
Lew Stoner
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Rex
Trevor Bardette ...
Wilson
Dewey Robinson ...
Cheyenne Bartender
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Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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29 May 1949 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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[first lines]
Narrator: Man, with his misdeeds, kindles his own hellfire!
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Bringing in the Sheaves
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Lyrics by Knowles Shaw
Music by George A. Minor
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Gunfighter turns Holy Joe
16 April 1999 | by (Beverly Hills, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best "B" westerns ever made. It stars the queen of the "B"s herself-- Marie Windsor, along with those two other great "B" stars, "Wild Bill" Elliott and Forrest Tucker.

It has an unusual twist which sets it apart from other westerns; Bill Elliot plays a card sharp and all-around bad dude whose life is saved by a preacher who takes a bullet meant for Wild Bill (all this takes place in the first five minutes of the movie so the plot is not ruined for you).

Bill promises the dying preacher that he will complete the preacher's mission and collect money to build a church. He also promised to "follow the rules" i.e., raise the money according to the Bible.

Bill Elliott's efforts to change his ways and avoid resisting temptation make for a great movie.


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