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A Time for Killing (1967)

 -  Western  -  1 November 1967 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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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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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1 November 1967 (USA)  »

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Der gnadenlose Ritt  »

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Trivia

Harry Joe Brown wrote a personal check to Columbia Pictures for $1,000,000 to cover the costs of going over budget. See more »

Goofs

In the "night" escape scenes, the sky is shown as blue and white clouds are visible indicating it was shot during the day using a filter to make it appear as night. 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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Time is what gets killed when watching this film!
7 October 2003 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

If only for it's unusual cast, this Civil War western revenge saga merits watching one time. Unfortunately, there isn't a great deal more about it to recommend as it is uneven and unsatisfying for the most part. Stevens plays a missionary (complete with bleached-out blonde hair and '60's eyeliner) who's visiting her beau Ford at a cavalry outpost where he's holding Confederate Captain Hamilton and others prisoner. Soon after she leaves, Hamilton and a cache of his men revolt and escape. They capture Stevens and kick off a chase across the desert to Mexico with Ford in pursuit. Of main interest is the oddball cast which includes Ford (who, at 51, sure was dragging his feet in marrying Stevens!), Hamilton (his tan completely in place and with his helmet hair and come 'n go accent, a very unlikely Confederate prisoner of war!), Baer, jr (giving quite possibly the worst performance ever captured on film as a lunatic soldier who giggles when killing and fights incessantly with everyone), Armstrong (trading in his sword and sandals), Stanton (long-time character actor who appeared in many cult favorites), Peterson (fourth-billed former child star who has little to do but represent innocence) and Harrison J. Ford (hardly onscreen as a heavily side-burned Union soldier.) The film starts out with an incongruent theme song which is abruptly cut short by the action of the plot. This sets up a consistent pattern of odd music cuts and choppy editing (the music in this film is FAR too over-emphatic and insistent, not to mention repetitive.) There are some okay action sequences and some decent scenery and occasional periods of dramatic interest. They are often undone, however, by some really bad supporting cast members and awkward writing and direction. There's a Union officer with a thick New York accent, a pair of nitwit, supposedly amusing, but actually deadly unfunny soldiers who keep interrupting the drama with their awful shtick and then a passel of chatty cantina whores. The all time worst acting honor, though, goes to Baer, jr who is so relentlessly bad that it actually hurts to watch him. He's a lunkheaded, unbalanced giant whose penchant for violence is not as shocking as it is annoying. The actor claims that playing on "The Beverly Hillbillies" type-cast him, but he seems here to be unable to play anything better. The "comic" relief in the film (which couldn't be any less amusing) is at great odds with the rather visceral violence and cruelty of the rest of the film. It's all put together so amateurishly and with so little regard for nuance or real feelings that it hardly matters. Thus the opportunity to see some name/cult actors in a tough little western remains the primary attraction.


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