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Release Date:
20 September 1957 (USA) See more »
He Fell In Love With His Prisoner! (original poster) See more »
Ellen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Anne Francis obituary
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Anne Francis, 1930 - 2011
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Anne Francis, Forbidden Planet Star, Dead at 80
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  (in credits order)

Rory Calhoun ... Gil McCord

Anne Francis ... Ellen Beldon

Vince Edwards ... Kell Beldon

John Litel ... Mace Beldon

Chuck Connors ... Judd Farrow
Robert Burton ... Nathan Conroy
Salvador Baguez ... Domingo Ortega

Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Elby Kirby
Regis Parton ... Cliff Beldon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beulah Archuletta ... Indian Squaw (uncredited)

Bart Braverman ... Pablo (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Sheriff Jenner (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Haddon (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Judge Dwight Larson (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden ... Culdane - Sheriff of Beldon County (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Dan Riss ... Walt Bodie - Lawyer (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Frank Cooper - Conroy Ranch Wrangler (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Townsman (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Deputy-Guard (uncredited)
Loren Wegeman ... Cliff Mason (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray Nazarro 
Writing credits
Buckley Angell (story)

Buckley Angell (screenplay) and
David Lang (screenplay)

Produced by
Rory Calhoun .... producer
Victor M. Orsatti .... producer
Original Music by
Albert Glasser 
Cinematography by
Harold J. Marzorati 
Film Editing by
Frank Santillo 
Art Direction by
William A. Horning 
Urie McCleary 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Hugh Hunt 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor
Special Effects by
Lee LeBlanc .... special effects
Regis Parton .... stunt double (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Other crew
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor

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63 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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7 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Hokey ultra low budget western, 2 May 2005
Author: Keith Kjornes ( from Fort Worth, Texas

Badly made western featuring Calhoun as a gunfighter paid $5000 to go find an escaped murderer-- who happens to be Anne Francis. He does so, and of course, everyone is trying to stop him. Terrible performances, terrible script, lack luster direction, wall to wall music-- all in all, a really bad movie. And it's only about 72 minutes long. Made back in the days when westerns ruled on the TV screens, it was shot widescreen, with only one or two well shot scenes, the rest of the time, it looked like they did one take and moved on. Classic scenes even included four Indians who were obviously white guys in grease paint. Good for a laugh, that's about it. TCM shows this once in a while-- a real hoot.

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