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Count Three and Pray (1955)

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

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Luke Fargo
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Lissy
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Albert Loomis (as Phil Carey)
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Yancey Huggins
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Georgina Decrais
Myron Healey ...
Floyd Miller
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Matty Miller
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Swallow
Richard Webb ...
Big
Kathryn Givney ...
Mrs. Decrais
Robert Burton ...
Bishop
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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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While Joanne Woodward had appeared in numerous television productions prior to this, this movie marked her debut in film. See more »

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When Georgina DeCrais gets into her carriage after being handed her package by Yancy Huggins, her dress gets caught in the door of the carriage. After her horses run off, she exits the carriage from the opposite side and her dress being caught doesn't stop her from exiting. See more »

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Holy Holy Holy
Music by Reginald Heber and lyrics by John B. Dykes
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Great Cast Rises to the Story
10 May 2004 | by (Indianapolis Indiana) – See all my reviews

Herb Meadows wrote the original story "The Calico Pony" that this movie was based on, and this was its shooting title.

Van Heflin was great as Luke Fargo, Joanne Woodward in her film debut is okay, but a bit tiresome and "Methody" in her performance. She does a nice job but is not as appealing as a Debbie Reynolds-Tammy backwoods type.

The supporting cast including Raymond Burr, Jean Willes, and Kathryn Givney are terrific. Best of all is Allison Hayes as the rich girl gone bad. Her performance is amazing and seems slightly truncated so that she could get NO audience sympathy. Some of her dialog is delivered over closeups of Woodward. No other female character is allowed to be sympathetic at all, even Nancy Kulp as made shrewish and mean to Woodward's benefit.

This makes the story suffer - but Heflin, Burr, and Hayes make it a very interesting nearly-forgotten movie.


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