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The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959)

Tom Dooley and Country Boy are on the run after killing an enemy soldier not knowing the war is over. The Command refuses to give them some slack for making this tragic but honest mistake and sends a lawman after them.

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Tom Dooley
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Laura Foster
Jack Hogan ...
Charlie Grayson
Richard Rust ...
Country Boy
Dee Pollock ...
Abel
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Father
Howard Wright ...
Sheriff Joe Dobbs
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Doc Henry
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Lieutenant
Cheerio Meredith ...
Meg
Gary Hunley ...
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Anthony Jochim ...
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Jeff Morris ...
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Tom Dooley and Country Boy are on the run after killing an enemy soldier not knowing the war is over. The Command refuses to give them some slack for making this tragic but honest mistake and sends a lawman after them.

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Out of that song -- a fury of a movie! See more »

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July 1959 (USA)  »

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Keine Gnade für Tom Dooley  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Upon its initial release, the film was often paired with Have Rocket -- Will Travel (1959) for exhibition in theaters. See more »

Connections

Featured in Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (1991) See more »

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Tom Dooley
Traditional
Adapted by Dave Guard and L.G. Testoni
Performed by The Kingston Trio
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major disappointment
13 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie once, and only once! its a far cry from Bonanza, story line reminds me of a bad late 60s Elvis movie only worse! far worse! I noticed that the town looks oddly like the Gunsmoke set! and there's absolutely no background music, thats in a movie, it was so annoying, I don't recognize anybody here except Michael Landon in this very very very bad movie, its a wonder they didn't run Michael Landon out of town for this slop, Michael Landon is a very good actor, but he definitely could have done better, don't get me wrong, I think this movie should have been made, just not like this, makes me wonder if Sam Katzman directed this flick! sign slapstck2000


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