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Director:
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 | UK:PG | 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:
Crew or equipment visible: In the woods when the letter was intercepted, the shadow cast by a very bright studio light, placed just to the left and behind the camera, is very visible when the horse and rider carrying the letter pass in front of the light.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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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Funslinger more likely!, 11 April 2007
Author: Juha Hämäläinen from Finland

Being a big fan of Corman's horror movies I expected from his western a bit more than I got. Well, I was entertained all right. I had almost as many laughs as watching Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles.

See the spectacle of mobile tire tracks on the prairie of the old west. You can kill time by counting them if there happens to be an otherwise boring scene going on. And the horses seem to have gears in them too, considered the fast-forward chases. See also the swinging bar room queens of the traditional wild west saloon doing a number that reminds of a certain fashionable dance from 1920's, here decades before the style was invented. Hope the saloon around them won't crumple.

In the middle of all this mayhem the main actors do a decent job. Ireland, Garland and Hayes are all truly fine. A special praise for them for doing the best they could with the material that seems mostly having been lifted from 'Johnny Guitar', but doesn't quite impress the same way. But there is really nothing wrong with a laughable western like this. Just like a really bad old horror movie, it might fail one way but succeeds to give joy anyway. That is one of the reasons Corman's work appeals to me and that is why I dare to recommend you to experience this movie if you get the chance.

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