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Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (1953)

Unrated | | Western | July 1953 (USA)
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:
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Bus Crow
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Hannah Lee (Hallie McLaird)
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Marshal Sam Rochelle
Tom Powers ...
Sheriff
Ralph Dumke ...
Alesworth
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Jeff Montgomery
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John Britton
Don Haggerty ...
Bill Crashaw
Peter Ireland ...
Willie Stiver
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Paulson, Bartender
Alex Pope ...
Gare Stiver
Kay Riehl ...
Mrs. Bainbridge
Ruth Whitney ...
Mrs. Stiver
Dean Cromer ...
Charlie Bevan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Frazier ...
Bart, Hotel Desk Clerk (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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)

Color:

(Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In a separately filmed trailer, Macdonald Carey, Joanne Dru, and John Ireland talk to the audience about the film and about Three Dimension. 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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