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Hell Bent for Leather (1960)

Approved | | Western | 1 February 1960 (USA)
Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit.

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Ambrose
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Moon (as Rad Fulton)
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Travers
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Perrick
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Gamble
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Kelsey
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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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1 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Hell Bent for Paradise  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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When Clay Santell (Audie Murphy) and Janet Gifford (Felicia Farr) made their escape from Ambrose (Robert Middleton) and his brothers, Clay got away on a second horse he took after paying forty dollars for the first one. But later, on the trail to Paradise, they only have the one horse Janet is riding on. See more »

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Wasn't his best, wasn't his worst
13 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since I watch Westerns very closely, taping them and watching them over, sometimes I see things I missed earlier. This movie kept you at the edge of your seat much of the time, especially when Santee did not have a gun or any money. One part of special interest was when he and the girl went into a saloon and asked for a glass of water because he had lost his money in a scramble to get away from R. Middleton and his boys earlier. At the bar was a rifle that Santee had his eye on. Next to the rifle, standing, was an old timer I recognized to be Kermit Maynard. In the list of actors, he was not even credited as being in the movie. I watched it over and over, and I am pretty sure K. Maynard was the guy at the bar, who picked up the rifle and left. Anybody see it that way??? Thanks.


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