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The Burning Hills (1956)

Approved | | Romance, Western | September 1956 (USA)
When Trace Jordan's brother is murdered by members of the land-grabbing Sutton family he vows to report this injustice to the nearest Army fort.

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Maria-Christina Colton
Skip Homeier ...
Jack Sutton
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Jacob Lantz
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Mort Bayliss
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Ben Hindeman
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Joe Sutton
Frank Puglia ...
Tio Perico
Hal Baylor ...
Braun
Tyler MacDuff ...
Wes Parker
Rayford Barnes ...
Veach
Tony Terry ...
Vincente Colton
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Storyline

Trace discovers the body of his brother Jerry and confronts Mr. Sutton, the crook responsible for his brother's death. In self-defense, Trace shoots Mr. Sutton. Sutton sends his henchmen to hunt and kill a wounded and fleeing Trace. Maria, a half-breed Mexican girl whose father was murdered by Sutton, becomes Trace's companion in flight. Written by Kelly

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Shoot-'em-up heroics from sagebrush scribe Louis L'Amour. See more »

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Romance | Western

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Collines brûlantes  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Tab Hunter's autobiography, studio executives were so displeased by Natalie Wood's "Mexican" accent that they even considered dubbing in another actress's voice. See more »

Goofs

During the Sutton gang's battle with the Native Americans, one of the gang is hit in the back with a thrown tomahawk and falls off his horse towards the camera. He falls off too late, and rolls right into the camera's shadow and seemingly knocks right into the camera itself. See more »

Quotes

Maria Christina Colton: They think they can treat me like those girls in the dance hall.
Trace Jordon: I'm sorry. I know how you must feel.
Maria Christina Colton: You can't. You are a man.
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Young love
4 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

A very routine western ,with a plot the average viewer has already seen fifty times (the wealthy landlord who wants to get rid of all the little farmers around,and his nasty offspring),this is nevertheless an entertaining nervy work ,with a good chemistry between the two principals .Natalie Wood ,who was only 18 at the time ,displays strength and resilience against a bunch of villains who ceaselessly harass her.She's the only man in her family ,her uncle and her little brother are sissies ,but we're told her father was a brave man ,just like Daniel Jordan,the man she helps to fight the criminals who killed his brother.A rather violent western,with a lot of death,and a splendid cinematography.


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