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Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

 -  Drama | Western  -  June 1967 (Austria)
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A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mayor Will Blue
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Molly Riordan
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Zar
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Adah
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Ezra Maple / Isaac Maple
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Leo Jenks
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Jessie
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Brown
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Man from Bodie
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Alfie - Stage Driver
Michael Shea ...
Jimmy Fee
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Mae
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Avery (as Lon Chaney)
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John Bear
Alan Baxter ...
Jack Millay
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Storyline

In the town of Hard Times, a stranger rides in and terrorizes the small settlement. He kills a number of townsfolk, including Fee, the town's founder. Mayor Will Blue fails to stand up to the man, who rapes saloon whore Molly and burns down the town. Blue promises to rebuild the town after the stranger rides on, but the townsfolk give up and leave. A wagon load of prostitutes led by "entrepeneur" Zar shows up and together with Blue, they rebuild the town. But Molly's desire for revenge and her anger at Blue for not protecting her eat at her, and Blue promises that things will be different when the stranger returns. And return he does. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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One bullet can kill a town - just like a man! See more »

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Drama | Western

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June 1967 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Killer on a Horse  »

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Trivia

Originally made for television in 1966, but released to theaters instead, before being shown on TV because of its violent content. See more »

Goofs

When Zar comes riding back and tells Blue that he cannot get a horse up the trail to the gold mine, let alone a wagon, Blue tells him he can take the wagon up a trail 2 days ride from Hard Times. A minute later the miners come down the trail Zar just rode in on and at the rear of the bunch of miners on horseback, is a wagon full of miners, that just came down the trail that Zar said he could not get a wagon over. See more »

Quotes

Molly Riordan: [to Blue] You'll never change, will yuh? You'll always be hidin' behind words and a woman's skirt!
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Referenced in I Spit on Your Grave (1978) See more »

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The Bridal Chorus
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Composed by Richard Wagner (1850)
Played at Blossom's wedding.
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awful,boring,stupid and pointless
12 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

this is one of the lousiest movies i've ever seen.The only reason i kept watching this is because i was trying to understand why H.Fonda was in this movie.It seems to be trying to promote pacifism but its so stupidly done that it actually manages the complete opposite,the viewer is convinced by the end of this movie that guns and violence are absolutely necessary.Fonda's character doesn't make any sense other than he is a total spineless coward.There is absolutely no rational excuse for his actions.The whole story is supposed to convince the viewer that Fonda's character is right,but there is very little argument in favor of a man who just sits around doing nothing to stop evil because he is afraid. Seems to me Fonda had played too many heroes before this and tried something different without thinking if it made any sense. Lousy and pointless movie.


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