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Heaven with a Gun (1969)

M | | Western | May 1969 (Austria)
In the small western town Vinegarroon the conflict between cattle and sheep breeders escalates. When a stranger appears in the town, the ranchers suspect he's a gun man, hired by the sheep ... See full summary »

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Jim Killian / Pastor Jim
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Madge McCloud
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Leloopa
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Asa Beck
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Coke Beck
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Mace
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Harry Townes ...
Gus Sampson
William Bryant ...
Bart Paterson (as Bill Bryant)
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Mrs. Patterson
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Abraham Murdock
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Ned Hunter
Claude Woolman ...
Gilcher
Ed Bakey ...
Scotty Andrews
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Mrs. Andrews
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In the small western town Vinegarroon the conflict between cattle and sheep breeders escalates. When a stranger appears in the town, the ranchers suspect he's a gun man, hired by the sheep breeders. But Jim Killian turns out to be a priest - a tough one however, who soon shall make unscrupulous rancher Esa Beck's life quite harder. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He is a new kind of gunfighter!

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May 1969 (Austria)  »

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Pulver und Blei  »

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Dalton Trumbo first contributed to this script in the early 1960s but asked for it to be removed from the credits once the blacklist had been lifted. See more »

Quotes

Jim Killian: Madge, is there a doctor in this town?
Madge McCloud: One of the best
Jim Killian: Fine, alright I'll repeat; I'm you're preacher. I will protect anyone who comes around this church. I'd try to understand that, if I were you
[exchange of gunfire]
Jim Killian: Well, you'd better get a doctor, Madge. And the rest of you, there'll be no killing around this church unless I do the killing. Amen.
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Referenced in Dad Made Dirty Movies (2012) See more »

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A Lonley Place
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Johnny Mandel
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late 60's western
9 October 2008 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A late 60's western about ruthless cattle ranchers and their ranch hands who terrorize helpless sheep ranchers, with the action alternating between the range, the ranch, and the town, itself with a thriving saloon/brothel where a lot of the action is centered. Into this arrives an ex gunfighter turned preacher played by Glenn Ford who wants to bring peace. The script nearly does the film in, although the story and late 60's permissiveness keep one watching. As well, even though the screenplay verges on being ridiculous, the acting by Ford, John Anderson (as the ruthless big cattle rancher with a sadistic son played by David Carridine) and some other parts (J.D. Cannon chews some serious scenery as hired gun Mace) elevate the entertainment quotient, and the film's ending doesn't make one feel remorse about watching this.


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