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Hell Bent for Leather (1960)

 -  Western  -  1 February 1960 (USA)
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When Clay Santell stops in the town of Sutterville after having his horse stolen, he is mistaken by townspeople for a murderer named Travers. The townspeople capture Santell, and turn him ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Clay
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Janet
Stephen McNally ...
Deckett
Robert Middleton ...
Ambrose
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Moon (as Rad Fulton)
Jan Merlin ...
Travers
Herbert Rudley ...
Perrick
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Gamble
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Shad
Allan Lane ...
Kelsey
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Old Ben
Eddie Little Sky ...
William
Steve Gravers ...
Grover
Beau Gentry ...
Stone
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Jared
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When Clay Santell stops in the town of Sutterville after having his horse stolen, he is mistaken by townspeople for a murderer named Travers. The townspeople capture Santell, and turn him over to lawman Harry Deckett. Deckett, who is tired of chasing the real Travers, decides to kill Santell and pass him off as Travers. Santell escapes from Deckett, taking lovely Janet Gifford hostage in the process. Janet comes to believe Santell's story, and helps him in his struggle to prove his real identity. Written by Michelle Sturges

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Target For Terror!

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Western

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1 February 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Unerbittlichen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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stark western
12 September 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This Western is persistently harsh and downbeat. Although I think it was good vehicle for Audie Murphy in that it was a departure from the 'kid/gunman' role, I cannot say I enjoyed this one too much. A point of interest is that it depicted his character as having to fight for his life from beginning to end, which is something he had to do in real life and which, therefore, made his anxiety and struggle more believable. I love Audie and he looked good in this, as always but I would need to see it a few more times to appreciate it, I guess.


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