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The Meanest Men in the West (1978)

PG | | Western | TV Movie 4 May 1978
A compilation of two episodes of "The Virginian" TV western series. Season 1 episode "It Tolls For Thee" (1962) guest star Lee Marvin, and season 6 episode "Reckoning" (1967) guest star Charles Bronson.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Henry Garth (archive footage)
Harge Talbot Jr. (archive footage)
Kalig Talbot (archive footage)
Eva Talbot (archive footage)
The Range Boss (The Virginian) (archive footage)
Quinn, Kalig Gang (archive footage)
Don Mitchell ...
Preble, Harge Gang (archive footage)
Elizabeth Garth (archive footage)
Arnie Doud, Harge Gang (archive footage)
Brad Weston ...
Keeler, Harge Gang (archive footage)
Bassett, Harge Gang (archive footage)
Steve Hall (archive footage)
Harge Talbot Sr. (archive footage)
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
Sharkey (archive footage) (as Warren Kemmerling)
Jan Stine ...
Eddie, Shiloh Rider (archive footage)


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Release Date:

4 May 1978 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Der gefährlichste Mann des Westens  »

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Harge Talbot, III is born on July 3, 1887 as written in the family ledger of births. A few days later, Kalig quotes the famous Lizzie Borden skipping-rope rhyme. However, the Borden murders did not take place until August of 1892. See more »


Edited from The Virginian (1962) See more »

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Unwatchable Disaster
13 October 2001 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

A Sam Fuller-directed and scripted episode of the TV show The Virginian starring Lee Marvin and Lee J. Cobb is cobbled together with another episode (I assume) starring Charles Bronson to create this dreadful mess. Bizarre voice-overs, misplaced shots, and freeze-frames attempt to create the new plot. Utterly ludicrous and a disservice to a great filmmaker.

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