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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 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)
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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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


When Emily tries to escape horseback, and hits Capt Bentley with a sword, the blade can be seen bending and flopping. 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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Inger imperiled
23 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somewhat scattered drama set in the last days of the Civil War. Glenn Ford is the top billed star but he disappears for almost the entire middle of the film and it's really George Hamilton and Inger's show.

Partly a chase story and partly a drama of how once fastidious men can be corrupted and destroyed by war. George does fine as the Confederate soldier who can't face the war's imminent end since it has given him purpose and he has nothing to go back to. This was made towards the end of his short serious actor phase before he slipped into the overly tanned caricature he became and he gives it his best effort.

Inger Stevens, breathtakingly beautiful in the first of several westerns she made in the period between the end of her series "The Farmer's Daughter" and her too early death, registers strongly as the missionary who is in love with Glenn Ford but must contend with her captive status against George and his increasingly unruly band of refugees.

It also affords a chance to see several notable actors starting out. Max Baer of Beverly Hillbillies Jethro fame plays a total whack job with brio and Harry Dean Stanton shows up in a small part. Most surprisingly right at the top of the film is a baby faced Harrison Ford who vanishes after a few minutes.

Not really a western nor a great film by any means but a decent effort if you like dramas set in the West.

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