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A Time for Killing (1967)

 |  Western  |  1 November 1967 (USA)
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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:
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Emily Biddle
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Maj. Tom Wolcott
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Blue Lake
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Billy Cat
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Sgt. Cleehan
Richard X. Slattery ...
Cpl. Paddy Darling
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Lt Shaffer (as Harrison J. Ford)
Kay E. Kuter ...
Owelson
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Zollicoffer
Emile Meyer ...
Col. Harries
Marshall Reed ...
Stedner
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Capt. Dorrit Bentley
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Sgt. Luther Liskell (as Max Baer)
Todd Armstrong ...
Lt. 'Pru' Prudessing
Duke Hobbie ...
Lt. Frist
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Storyline

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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Two violent men... and a violated woman!

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Western

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Release Date:

1 November 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Long Ride Home  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Hellman was replaced as editor. See more »

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When Emily tries to escape horseback, and hits Capt Bentley with a sword, the blade can be seen bending and flopping. See more »

Quotes

[as the cavalry detail approaches the cantina, several Mexican prostitutes meet them on the porch excitedly trying in Spanish to tell them of the trouble the Confederates have caused - one of them approaches Major Wolcott directly]
Maj. Tom Wolcott: What does she want?
Sgt. Cleehan: Sir, they're women... more or less. I don't think they know.
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The Long Ride Home
by Ned Washington, Van Alexander
Sung by Eddy Arnold
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A Time For Killing
28 December 2003 | by (Stavanger, Norway) – See all my reviews

Growing up, Harrison Ford was the greatest, and "A Time For Killing" was the only film I couldn't get hold of a copy of. Now, years later, I finally managed to track it down. Was it worth the wait? Not really. A mildly interesting premise, has been turned in to an extremely uninteresting film. Director Phil Karlson (with help from Roger Corman) is not exactly John Ford, but the locations are nice, and the cinematography is above average. But the script is terrible, all members of the cast looks like they are there for their paycheck and nothing more. This is still worth taking a look at, mostly because of all the great names involved: Karlson, Corman, Glenn Ford, Inger Stevens, George Hamilton, Harry Dean Stanton, Dick Miller, plus the already mentioned Harrison Ford. Forget the fact that this is the most forgettable most of them have ever done, and try to enjoy. It isn't a complete bore, it's just not particularly good.


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