Luke Billings and his four reprobate sons ride into a small South African settlement in search of revenge on Police Sergeant Sam Hargis. Hargis knows he cannot outgun the five outlaws and ...
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Luke Billings and his four reprobate sons ride into a small South African settlement in search of revenge on Police Sergeant Sam Hargis. Hargis knows he cannot outgun the five outlaws and turns to the townspeople for help. But he gets no help except from a most unexpected source. Ultimately Hargis must face Billings on his own. Written by
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I've never met anyone else who has seen this movie.It hasn't been seen on British T.V. for at least 20 years and has never been released on video yet it is an absolutely superb British made Western set in the South African Transvaal region and you don't get to see many of those. The story is basically "HIGH NOON" revisited but I think it is the better movie.Richard Todd plays a mild-mannered but brave South African law enforcement officer circa 1900 who tries to enlist the aid of the wimpy townfolk to help him make a stand against the Hellions,a mad father and his 4 wild sons who are as vicious a band of bad guys as have ever graced a Western.How Todd fights and destroys these roughnecks makes for tough,exciting viewing and the parts are well played; especially by James Booth (of "ZULU" fame) as the eldest and wildest of the sons. The South African settings are different and make the film unique and it has a great and rousing title song by British pop star Marty Wilde (who also plays one of the sons) which goes: "LIVE BY THE GUN THEN SURE AS THE SUN THEN DIE BY THE GUN YOU MUST. JUST AS THE HELLIONS ONE BY ONE DIED IN THE TRANSVAAL DUST." Brilliant stuff and gutsier than Tex Ritter. Do not forsake this one oh my darlin' if it ever shows up on your home screen.
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