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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 ...
The Kid
Anthony Jochim ...
Preacher
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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One of America's Great Love Stories That Inspired a Song...And 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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Upon its initial release, the film was often paired with Have Rocket -- Will Travel (1959) for exhibition in theaters. See more »

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

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Tom Dooley
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Adapted by Dave Guard and L.G. Testoni
Performed by The Kingston Trio
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Lame story based on a folk song.
23 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

An early big screen effort for Landon(along with the unforgettable "I was a Teenage Werewolf") this is a pedestrian effort at best. Obviously put out to capitalize on the popularity of the Kingston Trio hit, in this incarnation, Dooley, who is being un-justly pursued by the law, accidentally kills his true love. In short-good song-bad movie!


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