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A Time for Dying (1969)

M | | Western | 2 June 1982 (USA)
In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Lapp ...
Cass Bunning
Anne Randall ...
Nellie Winters
Robert Random ...
Billy Pimple (as Bob Random)
Beatrice Kay ...
Sam, the Bartender
Louis Ojena ...
Ivan J. Rado ...
Banker (as Jorge Rado)
Walt La Rue ...
Maria Desti ...
Mamie's Girl
Mamie's Girl


Naive farm boy Cass Bunning dreams of a bounty hunting career in nearby Silver City. He's fast with the gun but Silver City isn't a place for honest men.On the way to town Cass meets outlaw Billy Pimple and his gang. Nothing bad happens but Cass feels he will see Billy Pimple again. In town, Cass meets naive newcomer girl Nellie Winters off the stagecoach. She wants to waitress at Madam Mamie's saloon and cat house. Revolted, Cass saves Nellie by running away with her and hiding in a hotel room. Arrested by the deputies, Cass and Nellie face the drunkard Judge Roy Bean. He has a bar set up in his courtroom and, in between cases, the audience and the judge wet their whistles. In order to save the town's morality the judge marries Cass and Nellie. As gift, the newlyweds get a free hotel room with the judge's compliments. While riding outside Silver City, Nellie and Cass unexpectedly run into Jesse James and his men. Worse still, Billy Pimple hasn't forgotten about Cass either. Written by nufs68

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Only he knew it was...a time for dying








Release Date:

2 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zeit zum Sterben  »

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Sound Mix:

| (Glen Glenn Sound)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final film of Audie Murphy. On May 18, 1971, he was aboard a private plane on his way to a business meeting when it ran into thick fog near Roanoke, VA, and crashed into the side of a mountain, killing all six aboard. See more »


Referenced in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

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This should have been a great movie, with Audie Murphy and Victor Jory.
22 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie while living at Cumberland MD, at a Drive in Theatre. I went to see it because Audie Murphy was in it as well as one of my old favorite "voices" Victory Jory. It was reported earlier that this movie would not be shown in the United States, but it was in 1972-or 73. I ought to know because that's when I lived in Cumberland. As a child listening to the radio in the 1930s and '40's, I could recognize the voice instantly of Victory Jory, Howard Duff (Sam Spade)and Curly Bradley as Tom Mix. There also was a time when I recognized the voice of Gordon Nance (Wild Bill Elliott)on certain mystery shows. By the time I was going to the movies, I knew all those voices and was so happy to see their faces for the first time.

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