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Writers:
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) &
Mark Hanna (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1956 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hired to kill the woman he loved!
Plot:
After her husband is gunned down, Rose Hood takes his place temporarily as marshal of a small Western town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Ireland ... Cane Miro

Beverly Garland ... Marshal Rose Hood

Allison Hayes ... Erica Page
Martin Kingsley ... Mayor Gideon Polk
Jonathan Haze ... Jake Hayes
Margaret Campbell ... Felicity Polk
Bruno VeSota ... Zebelon Tabb (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Chris Alcaide ... Deputy Joshua Tate

Dick Miller ... Jimmy Tonto (as Richard Miller)
George Offerman Jr. (as George Offerman)

William Schallert ... Marshal Scott Hood
Paul McGuire
Aaron Saxon ... Nate Signo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louanna Gardner ... Sadie (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Barfly (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Barfly (uncredited)
Chris Miller ... Tessie - a Dancer (uncredited)
Steve Mitchell ... Gunfighter (uncredited)

Paul Rapp ... Gunfighter (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) &
Mark Hanna (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
David Kramarsky .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
Russell Garcia (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Frederick E. West (photography) (as Fred West)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Gross  (as Charles Gross Jr.)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Byron .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bartlett A. Carre .... assistant director (as Bart Carré)
 
Stunts
Paul Rapp .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Charles Hanawalt)
 
Music Department
Ronald Stein .... musical director
 
Other crew
Roger Corman .... presenter
Chris Miller .... choreographer
 

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Runtime:
71 min | USA:83 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
According to Beverly Garland the first scene shot was a love scene between her and John Ireland. It was at 6:30 in the morning and their teeth were chattering. She says they had huge red biting ants crawling all over them during the scene, and the ants can be seen in the finished film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the brothel owner is speaking with the mayor, Wormy is supposed to enter through the door in the background. He blows his cue by entering too early, realizes this, and quickly slips back behind the door.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rose Hood:Hi.
Marshal Scott Hood:Hi. Long night.
Rose Hood:A quiet one for a change.
Marshal Scott Hood:Aw, you shouldn't get up so early just to fetch my breakfast.
Rose Hood:What else is a Marshal's wife good for?
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Roger Corman goes West, 14 April 2001

Roger Corman, alternately lionized as a visionary filmmaker limited by low budgets and tight production schedules, and berated as an overrated producer of shoddy cliche-ridden movies, tries his hand at a Western. Here he seems to be trying to make a brooding adult Western of the Anthony Mann type, but as good as John Ireland is, he just ain't no James Stewart. The bargain basement production values don't help (it's obvious that this movie was made very quickly on a shoestring budget), and the overall look and feel of the film is oppressively gloomy. (Apparently this was due in part to bad weather during filming.)

On the plus side, this movie does have Beverly Garland (r-r-r-owrr!) and Alison Hayes (va-va-va-voom!). These two will help distract the viewer's attention from the sight of Bruno Vesota waddling about and looking shifty.

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