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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A town can be killed by a bullet...just like a man!
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Originally made for television in 1966, but released to theaters instead, before being shown on TV because of its violent content. See more
Mayor Blue points to his diagonal right to where the miners are riding into town and Zar looks over his left shoulder in that direction. His "ladies" then look and start to wave though they are looking about 90 degrees off. They should be looking to their right, but are looking and waving straight ahead. See more
Zar, Whiskey & Girls
Ghost towns always have names full of promise. You better not let that happen when they name our town.
Mayor Will Blue
We'll call it what we always called it - Hard Times.
Referenced in I Spit on Your Grave
Composed by Franz Gruber
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