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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Hargis
Anne Aubrey ...
Priss Dobbs
Jamie Uys ...
Ernie Dobbs
Marty Wilde ...
John Billings
Luke Billings
James Booth ...
Jubal Billings
Al Mulock ...
Mark Billings
Colin Blakely ...
Matthew Billings
Ronald Fraser ...
Zena Walker ...
Julie Hargis
George Moore ...
Bill Brewer ...
Jan Bruyns ...
Jan Pretorius
Lorna Cowell ...
Martha Pretorius
Ricky Arden ...


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remake | independent film


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Release Date:

14 March 1962 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Lost Little Gem
4 November 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I can't remember where I saw "The Hellions" but I know I was an early teenager back then. I also know I thought it was a great sort of western settled in small town in South Africa where a mean old men and his nasty four sons arrive and start abusing the locals. The place's lawman searchs for help among the town's men to deal with the menace (in a sort of "High Noon" style) but he was left alone.

Lionel Jeffries played the old man and he was very good as a villain in an uncommon role for him (he was usually casted in comedies or serious characters but rarely as a villain). James Booth played his older son Jubal (as mean and devilish as his father) and Richard Todd was the lawman in a blue uniform jacket.

I haven't seen this film ever since (not on theatres, TV, VHS or DVD) and people I usually talk about movies with don't even heard of it except for a cousin of mine that agrees it was a very good one.

As for me, I'll keep looking for it because I enjoyed it very much but also because I would like to have an adult view on it. One thing is for sure: if "The Hellions" is half as good as I can remember it will still be a little classic.

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