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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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Cast

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Maria-Christina Colton
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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
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Tio Perico
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Braun
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Wes Parker
Rayford Barnes ...
Veach
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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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That shy guy from 'Battle Cry' and the girl from 'Rebel Without a Cause'! 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

When the Sutton posse arrives at Maria Colton's place, foreman Ben HIndeman (Claude Akins) sends one of his men out to find a tracker named Lantz. Later in the story, Trace Jordan (Tab Hunter) mentions to Maria (Natalie Wood) that Lantz is tracking both of them, but how would he have known that? He wasn't present when Ben gave out the order. 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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An excellent, well-cast and well-acted western.
25 July 1999 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Both Tab Hunter and Skip Homeier put in excellent performances in this film. Both are well-cast for the roles they play - Tab, the "good guy" and Skip, the "bad, ruthless killer." The final fight scene between Tab Hunter and Skip Homeier is one of the best I have seen staged in a western. The final outcome was in no way predictable. The movie stands up well after 40 years.


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