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Rough Night in Jericho (1967)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 1 August 1967 (USA)
A former deputy and a strong-willed widow determine to stop a ruthless town boss.

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Alex Flood
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Dolan
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Molly Lang
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Ben Hickman
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Yarbrough
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Jace
Brad Weston ...
Torrey
Richard O'Brien ...
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Carol Andreson ...
Claire
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Simms
Warren Vanders ...
Harvey
John Napier ...
McGivern
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Playing against type, Dean Martin is an ex-lawman who has decided to illegally profit from his abilities. He now owns most of the town of Jericho, and has hired a band of gunmen to enforce his edicts. Outside of town, Martin ambushes a stagecoach that is carrying a passenger, ex-marshal George Peppard. From a hidden spot in the brush, Martin shoots up the coach and rides away. Arriving in town, Peppard meets Jean Simmons who has refused Martin's attempts to take over operation of her stage line. After a few days, Peppard becomes attracted to Simmons, but he sees that the odds against them are too great, and is on the verge of leaving town. But, after Martin physically roughs up Simmons, Peppard organizes the few men in town who are willing to put up a fight, and attacks enterprises that are owned by Martin. Finally, in a showdown, Martin and Peppard battle it out, ironically in the same spot that Martin originally ambushed the stagecoach. Written by WILLIAM L TRAVIS

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They stalked each other like animals in the night knowing only one would survive! See more »

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Romance | Western

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1 August 1967 (USA)  »

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A Noite dos Pistoleiros  »

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Obvious stunt doubles in the fight between Dolan and Yarbrough, with Dolan's double having dry straw coloured hair compared to Dolan's (George Peppard) own hair being darker and, certainly, not dry. See more »

Quotes

Molly Lang: Mr. Dolan, if you can't handle whiskey, you shouldn't drink.
Dolan: [With quizzical look on his face] Who put who to bed last night?... Hmm?
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Hold Me
Music: Don Costa
Lyrics: Phil Zeller
Sung by The Kids Next Door
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good performances in this adult oater!
14 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Off beat casting of Dean Martin as the town tyrant who, among other things wants the stagecoach line that his former lover, Jean Simmons, currently owns. In steps George Peppard, playing a former deputy, who comes to town and eventually gets caught up in things when his better sense tells him that he shouldn't stay. Simmons plays a hand in this. Slim Pickens, who usually played good guys, played one of Matin's henchmen. The film gets rather violent--especially the fight scene between Peppard and Pickens-which begins with Pickens using a whip. Acting was quite good. I liked Don Galloway and John McIntyre in supporting roles. It was a bit of a stretch to believe Martin as a total villain--but he pulled it off quite well


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