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One Foot in Hell (1960)

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In this Western, Alan Ladd exacts revenge on a small town the best way he knows how -- by becoming sheriff.

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Mitch Garrett
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Dan Keats
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Sir Harry Ivers
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Doc Seltzer
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Sam Giller - Storekeeper
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Ellie Barrett
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Mitch Barrett becomes embittered because his wife is allowed to die when he can't pay for the medicine she needs. The remorseful townspeople hire Mitch to be a deputy sheriff, thereby enabling him to plot an elaborate bank robbery with the help of an artist, a pickpocket, a gunslinger and a bar-girl. In conjunction with the robbery, Mitch plans to avenge himself upon every man who hindered his purchase of a single bottle of medicine costing one dollar and eighty seven cents so many years ago. Written by David Bassler

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11 September 1960 (UK)  »

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[Mitch points his pistol at Sheriff Olson]
Sheriff Olson: Mitch, don't. You're crazy! You don't-you don't know what you're doing!
Mitch: Ellie screamed. Why don't you scream?
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Mediocre revenge western
20 July 2014 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Alan Ladd wasn't much of an actor. If you don't believe me just take a look at his mediocre performance in the very mediocre western "One Foot in Hell" which was directed by the little known James B Clark and also featured Don Murray, (terrible), and Dan O'Herlihy (slightly less terrible), in prominent roles. The only thing it has going for it is a plot that differs somewhat from other run-of-the-mill westerns. (It's more akin to a gangster picture). Ladd is the sheriff who plans to take revenge on the town that let his pregnant wife die, by robbing the bank. Handsomely shot in Cinemascope by William C Mellor it passes a couple of hours painlessly enough but you're not likely to remember it ten minutes after seeing it.


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