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Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (1953)

 -  Western  -  July 1953 (USA)
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Professional killer Bus Crow is hired by cattlemen to eliminate squatters. When Marshal Sam Rochelle is sent to investigate, saloon owner Hallie becomes a reluctant witness.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Macdonald Carey ...
Bus Crow
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Hannah Lee (Hallie McLaird)
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Marshal Sam Rochelle
Tom Powers ...
Sheriff
Ralph Dumke ...
Alesworth
Stuart Randall ...
Jeff Montgomery
Frank Ferguson ...
John Britton
Don Haggerty ...
Bill Crashaw
Peter Ireland ...
Willie Stiver
Tristram Coffin ...
Paulson, Bartender
Alex Pope ...
Gare Stiver
Kay Riehl ...
Mrs. Bainbridge
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Mrs. Stiver (as Ruth Whitney)
Dean Cromer ...
Charlie Bevan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Frazier ...
Bart, Hotel Desk Clerk (scenes deleted)
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Professional killer Bus Crow is hired by cattlemen to eliminate squatters. When Marshal Sam Rochelle is sent to investigate, saloon owner Hallie becomes a reluctant witness.

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The First Story Of The Lawless West in 3 DIMENSION See more »

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Western

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July 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Outlaw Territory  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In his autobiography, "The Days of My Life", actor Macdonald Carey writes candidly of his work on this film: "John [John Ireland] and I were not happy with the ending in the script. Both of us, heavy drinkers at the time, sat up late at night... drinking and re-writing the conclusion." See more »

Quotes

Bus Crow: I didn't catch the name, stranger.
Rochelle: I didn't throw it.
Bus Crow: So what do they call you, stranger?
Rochelle: Rochelle, Sam Rochelle.
Bus Crow: Ah, so you're the Marshal. What do you expect to find in Pearl City, Marshal? Pearls?
Rochelle: Maybe pearls. Maybe swine.
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A very good western, beset by technical difficulties
7 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Loosley based on Mckinley Kantor's novel "Wicked Water", and paralleling the life of outlaw Tom Horn, this film was originaly released in 1953 in color and 3D. Carey is delicious as the villan, Ireland is the Marshall sent to bring him in and Dru provides the love interest. Great title song by Stan Jones,Ireland's only stab at Direction. Orginal release in 3D was fuzzy, blurred-re-released in 1954 in B&W and 'flat,' under the title "Hannah Lee" and shortly thereafter appear on TV. Referring to the film in his later years, Carey stated "A house of wax it wasn't!" Well worth viewing.


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