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From Hell to Texas (1958)

 -  Western  -  1 June 1958 (USA)
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The naive cowboy Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of the powerful land baron Hunter Boyd. Tod runs for his life, pursued by the dead man's vengeful brothers. Tod shelters on the ranch ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Don Murray ...
Tod Lohman
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Juanita Bradley
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Amos Bradley
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Tom Boyd
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Hunter Boyd
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Jake Leffertfinger
Margo ...
Mrs. Bradley
John Larch ...
Hal Carmody
Ken Scott ...
Otis Boyd
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Bayliss
Salvador Baguez ...
Cardito
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Trueblood
Jerry Oddo ...
Morgan
José Torvay ...
Miguel
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Hotel Clerk
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The naive cowboy Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of the powerful land baron Hunter Boyd. Tod runs for his life, pursued by the dead man's vengeful brothers. Tod shelters on the ranch of Amos Bradley and he falls in love with his daughter Juanita. However, Tod is concerned that he'll eventually have to leave when his pursuers catch up with him. Written by Robert

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in the tradition of "StageCoach" "High Noon" and "Shane" [UK] See more »

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1 June 1958 (USA)  »

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The Hell-Bent Kid  »

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According to myth, Dennis Hopper required 85 retakes for one scene, causing director Henry Hathaway to yell at him, "You'll never work in this town again!" and that it was ten years before Hopper obtained another major role. Don Murray recently confirmed that this never occurred, and in fact, Hopper worked steadily through the 1960s, including twice more with Hathaway: "The Sons of Katie Elder" in 1965 and "True Grit" in 1969. See more »

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Although the story takes place in the Old West of the 19th Century, Diane Varsi sports an up-to-the-minute 1958 D.A. hairstyle. See more »

Quotes

Tod Lohman: Just let me take care of myself because I don't want anybody mixing into my trouble.
Amos Bradley: Looks like I might be mixed in anyway.
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In search of a father.
30 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Henry Hathaway's westerns are more ambitious than simple action films,their high moral standards favorably compare to those of John Ford ,Henry King or Delmer Dames.At first sight,"from hell to Texas " seems a plea against violence ,but it's not only that.

Although a sharpshooter ,Don Murray's character is nothing more than a child who is clueless.The scenes by the river are revealing:he's a shy prudish lad ,whose only guide is his bible and his mother's photograph .In fact,he's desperately searching for a father.On his way,he will meet two older,wiser men for whom he's only a kid . It's really amazing how much these characters feel the hero's weakness and how they want to protect him.

Another father is his fiercest enemy because this man thinks he's responsible for his son's death.The screenplay smartly avoids the events that led to the chase.

On one hand,a young man trying to find a place he can call home (you do not like solitude,don't you,he says to a horse ),on another a blind father who destroys his family because of a false revenge.

The rebuilding of a family,with ,in parallel ,the nearly destruction of another one.


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