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The Bounty Killer (1965)

A tenderfoot becomes a bounty hunter in the hopes of making a better future for himself and his new love.

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(as Spencer G. Bennet)

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(as R. Alexander),
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Willie Duggan
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Johnny Liam
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Carole Ridgeway
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Matthew Ridgeway
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Mike Clayman
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Captain Luther
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Sheriff Green
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Youth - Bounty Hunter
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Pianist
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Minister
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Sam - Bartender
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Hank Willis
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Big Jim Seddon (as Red Morgan)
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Red - Henchman
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Marshal Davis (as Daniel M. White)
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Storyline

Willie Duggans, a tenderfoot from the east, arrives in the wild west and soon experiences its violence. Willie discovers the easy money in bounty killing and must choose between that violent lifestyle and the love of a beautiful saloon singer. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Wanted... dead or alive.

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Western

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Release Date:

31 July 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chasseur de primes  »

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Budget:

$194,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Shot at the same time as its double-bill co-feature, "Requiem for a Gunfighter." Both films were budgeted at $194,000 each. See more »

Quotes

Youth: Well, you can say what you want, but he's done more to clean up the territory in six months than any ten men wearing stars.
Townsman: I'm not arguing that. What I'm saying is that he's done more killing than most of the men he's gunned down.
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Dureya the magnificent
2 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This amazing and wonderfully evocative film is one of the last films for the fine character actor Dan Dureya. This film provides him with a star role and it is a tour DE force performance. A wonderful cast of b western actors give magnificent support and Audrey Dalton shines as the love interest. Fuzzy Knight gives his best ever screen performance in a poignant role. Buster Crabbe makes a fine villain and Richard Arlen also effective.About the youngest guy is Peter Dureya - this is Dan's son and his role has a chilling significance for the film, you will have to watch it to see why. This western was penned by actor Leo Gordon and it's a strong study of character. Dureya plays an innocent tenderfoot arriving in the west from the civilised East. As he encounters the different characters of the film he absorbs them and totally changes in attitude. At first he is a nice, gentle guy but after witnessing a killing by bad guy Rod Cameron ( who in fact saves his life by doing so ) he sets out to earn money- eventually he becomes a bounty killer and then out for revenge he chases a whole gang . determined to eliminate them all. The ending is memorable and a fitting end to a wonderful film. Long neglected, try and search this one out , it will reward you with a viewing treat. One of the finest westerns ever and all shot on a shoe string. 10 out of 10 without any low points at all.


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