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A Time for Killing (1967)

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Confederate POWs escape a Union camp and make for the Mexico border chased by Union troops with both parties oblivious to the fact that peace was declared.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Biddle
Maj. Tom Wolcott
Blue Lake
Billy Cat
Sgt. Cleehan
Richard X. Slattery ...
Cpl. Paddy Darling
Lt Shaffer (as Harrison J. Ford)
Kay E. Kuter ...
Emile Meyer ...
Col. Harries
Capt. Dorrit Bentley
Sgt. Luther Liskell (as Max Baer)
Todd Armstrong ...
Lt. 'Pru' Prudessing
Duke Hobbie ...
Lt. Frist


During the Civil War Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison and head for the Mexican border. Along the way they kill a Union courier who has a message that the war is over. Keeping the message a secret, the Captain has his men go on and they soon find themselves in a battle with the Union search party who also is unaware of the war's end. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Two violent men... and a violated woman!




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Release Date:

1 November 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Long Ride Home  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Several weeks into production, when Corman withdrew as co-producer, he was replaced as director by Karlson. See more »


When Captain Bentley (George Hamilton) attacks Emily Biddle (Inger Stevens), the Captain rips the entire back of Emily's dress exposing her back. However later in the story, Emily's dress appears good as new with no hint of repair or piecing together. See more »


Maj. Tom Wolcott: Now, we'll catch 'em if we can, but there'll be no crossing that border.
Emily Biddle: One man would. One man would kill Bentley if he had to go to hell to do it.
Maj. Tom Wolcott: Bentley.
Emily Biddle: Bentley would kill Bentley.
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The Long Ride Home
by Ned Washington, Van Alexander
Sung by Eddy Arnold
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Great flick!
10 November 2001 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This has always been one of my favorite Civil War flicks, along with Shenandoah, and Journey To Shiloh. Very gritty, exciting movie! However, I would never buy it unless it's released in the "wide screen" format, since much of the movie is invisible, due to the unacceptable use "pan and scan". Here's my vote for a DVD Wide Screen release.

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