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From Hell to Texas (1958)

When ranch hand Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of a powerful rancher, he panics and flees, but the rancher and his vengeful crew hunt Tod down.

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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
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Mrs. Bradley
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Hal Carmody
Ken Scott ...
Otis Boyd
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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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Storyline

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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Quick Draw at Fort Smith  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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, however, has stated that this never occurred, and in fact, Hopper worked steadily through the 1960s, including twice more with Hathaway: The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) and True Grit (1969). See more »

Goofs

Indians took both saddle horses, but later Tod rides into Magdalena or Socorro, with Carmody's horse. See more »

Quotes

Hunter Boyd: Leak out of this region fast. But sleep with one eye open and ride on the far side of your horse.
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Good storyline, good unaffected young actors.

This western has all the elements that make it highly watchable. It is fast paced and full of action, has interesting characters you care about and romance but not too much and good plotting. The casting is excellent especially with Murray in the lead and one has to wonder why it is sitting on a shelf somewhere while lesser films are on video and TV and shown repeatedly. The unavailability of this film and other good films make me wonder what the selection process involves and who makes the decisions that govern what we ultimately view. There are not many votes for "From Hell To Texas" but in my opinion that is because many have never had the chance to view it in the first place. On the other hand many mediocre films have many votes probably because they are available rather than of quality. I can think of at least half a dozen films that fall in the same category. There should be some better method of resurrecting films like "From Hell To Texas" so that generations behind me can at least have the opportunity to know that a film like this even exists.


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