Two backwoods North Carolinians (Robert Walker, Jr., and Dick Clark, who also produced) rob a bootlegger's safe, kill several people in the process, and head for California with Walker's wife (Diane Varsi). Merle Haggard appears as a sheriff and sings the title song and "Mama Tried." Written by
Filmed Entirely In The Boot-Leg Backwoods of The Carolinas!
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Did You Know?
's song 'Mama Tried' was originally written as the theme song for this film. See more
Dick Clark's name is spelled in lower case letters in the opening credits. See more
The Ballad From Killers Three (Mama Tried)
Written and Sung by Merle Haggard
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