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A Time for Killing (1967)

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

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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
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Cpl. Paddy Darling
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Lt Shaffer (as Harrison J. Ford)
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Owelson
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Zollicoffer
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Col. Harries
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Stedner
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Capt. Dorrit Bentley
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Sgt. Luther Liskell (as Max Baer)
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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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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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Trivia

Monte Hellman was replaced as editor. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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one-of-a-kind western
10 December 2015 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A strange film about Confderate escapees led by George Hamilton, chased by a troop of Union mounted infantry led by Glenn Ford, with Ford's fiancé, Inger Stevens, a captive of the Confederates. Max Baer stands out as a crazed sadistic killer under Hamilton's command. Set somewhere out in southwestern Texas as the Civil War is ending, actually ends during the film, these guys carry on the fight into Mexico. There is no excuse for the idiotic editing that disjoints the whole thing, but overall it's fair to better-than-fair as a 60s violent-type western with serious sexual undertones, thanks to Inger Stevens and her part. Maybe not Phil Karlon's best film, but sets the situation of revenge over Stevens pretty well. None of the characters seem to act as if they believe in what they're saying, a definite drawback, but the cinematography is captivating and the take on the Civil War is one-of-a-kind.


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