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Release Date:
1 August 1958 (USA) See more »
DON'T BE ASHAMED TO SCREAM! Everyone in the theatre will be screaming with you! See more »
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  (in credits order)

Hugh O'Brian ... Daniel Slade Hardy

Robert Evans ... Felix Griffin

Dolores Michaels ... May

Linda Cristal ... Ellen Hardy

Stephen McNally ... Marshal Frank Emmett
June Blair ... Saloon Girl

Edward Andrews ... Judge Parker

Ron Ely ... Deputy Jim Dyer
Ken Scott ... Paul Finney

Emile Meyer ... Ames
Gregory Morton ... Defense Attorney Gage
Shari Lee Bernath ... Janie Hardy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Adler ... Harry Jeffords, Deputy (uncredited)
John Barton ... Juror (uncredited)

Terry Becker ... Lew Lane (uncredited)
George Blagoi ... Barn Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Oscar Blank ... Barn Fight Spectator (uncredited)
John Breen ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Juror (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Leacock (uncredited)
Russell Custer ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Frank Donahue ... Sam - Bank Guard (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Barn Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Mickey Finn ... Sidell (uncredited)
George Ford ... Barfly (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Barfly (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Ed Hinton ... Guard (uncredited)
Stan Kamber ... Prager (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Jack Kenny ... Prison Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Juror (uncredited)
Perk Lazelle ... Barfly (uncredited)
David Leland ... Prison storekeeper (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Juror (uncredited)

Bernard Nedell ... Drunk (uncredited)

Hal Needham ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Jimmy Noel ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Barfly (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Prison Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt ... Courtroom Specator (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Drunk (uncredited)
Georgia Simmons ... Mrs. Finney (uncredited)
Ted Smile ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Prison Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Court Reporter (uncredited)

Max Wagner ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Ned Wever ... Prosecutor Coyne (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
Writing credits
Harry Brown (screenplay) and
Philip Yordan (screenplay)

Ben Hecht (1947 screenplay Kiss of Death) and
Charles Lederer (1947 screenplay Kiss of Death)

Eleazar Lipsky (from a story by)

Produced by
Herbert B. Swope Jr. .... producer
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald 
Film Editing by
Hugh S. Fowler 
Art Direction by
Walter M. Simonds 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Adele Balkan 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Silver .... assistant director
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Charles Peck .... sound (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Music Department
Leon Klatzkin .... music supervisor
Leigh Harline .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bernard Herrmann .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sol Kaplan .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bert Shefter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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101 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Fox reused the music score from The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) by Bernard Herrmann in this picture, much to his regret. He was outraged, and told the studio executives what he thought of it when he received notice from the Musicians' Union in 1958.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Kiss of Death (1947)See more »


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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
It's stayed in my memory for 47 years!, 20 May 2005
Author: nra-2 from London, England

I can never forget this film. Unlike some critics, me and my mates found Robert Evans' performance mesmerising. In '58, it was our first experience of a horror-western and for us it worked very well. I'm not saying it's a truly great film, just that it was so radically different at the time that it remains one of my most memorable films of the 50s.

In the East-End of London, in the mid to late 50s, we teens were hooked on Americana. We knew and liked Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp in the TV series. Robert Evans was new to us and a revelation. We liked his look and his style; his performance fitted well with Rock 'n Roll, James Dean and the whole 'cool' American thing.

Fortunately, although in the UK, I have a recorder which plays NTSC tapes. I will be buying this film soon.

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