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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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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
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Floyd Miller
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Mrs. Decrais
Robert Burton ...
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A pastor with a shady past moves into a rural town just after the Civil War.

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The rowdy , rousing , rollicking story of Luke Fargo ... and his three women ! See more »

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October 1955 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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Holy Holy Holy
Music by Reginald Heber and lyrics by John B. Dykes
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delightful!
11 January 2005 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

This picture is a great intro to Joanne Woodward with good dialog and solid performances by all. Van Heflin is perfect as the repentant womanizer and Raymond Burr is always a good heavy. I think Joanne W. is wonderful as the feisty young woman. As a tomboy, seeing the movie in my youth, I related to her character. Everyone's transformations and adjustments to life after the Civil War are believable. The only thing that is bothersome are the stagy sets. The rendition of the hymn "Holy, Holy,Holy" is a good American standard of the times. One of my favorite films but not seen enough on TV. Wish a DVD of it would be included in JW's classic collection with "Three Faces of Eve" and the "Long Hot Summer".


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