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Count Three and Pray (1955)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  October 1955 (USA)
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A pastor with a shady past moves into a rural town just after the Civil War.

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A pastor with a shady past moves into a rural town just after the Civil War.

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A whip-wielding woman ... a gun-toting girl ... and a hate-loaded town ! See more »

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The Calico Pony  »

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While Joanne Woodward had appeared in numerous television productions prior to this, this movie marked her debut in film. See more »

Goofs

The song, "Little Brown Jug", is heard at the church's dedication ceremony. This song song was written in 1869 but the film is set just after the American Civil War, most likely around 1866-7. See more »

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Rock of Ages
Music by Thomas Hastings and lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Performed by Matty Miller (Nancy Kulp).
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last half-hour very enjoyable after disappointing first half-hour
15 October 2011 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

Most movies garner your interest in the beginning. You are intrigued and wonder how things will work out. That is the easy part. The difficult part is how to solve the puzzle, put the pieces together in an entertaining and clever way. Therefore, the conclusions of most movies fall apart.

"Count Three and Pray" reversed this. The first half-hour was maddening slow, boring, clichéd and predictable. It was also unrealistic as would-be preacher Heflin went about building a church building and congregation from scratch -- what with no money, friends and a hostile community. I was ready to fast-forward to the end, but didn't.

The last half-hour was marvelous, though. It moved along quickly. The problems and solutions were unexpected and clever. It was heart-warming, believable and even somewhat religious. Gave me a good feeling. I recommend this to single adults and entire families.


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