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Heaven with a Gun (1969)

M  -  Western  -  May 1969 (Austria)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jim Killian / Pastor Jim
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Madge McCloud (saloon owner)
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Leloopa (Indian girl)
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Asa Beck (cattleman)
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Coke Beck (Asa's son)
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Mace (Beck's gunman)
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Garvey (Beck Ranch ramrod)
Harry Townes ...
Gus Sampson (storekeeper)
William Bryant ...
Bart Paterson (cattleman)
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Mrs. Patterson
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Abraham Murdock (sheepherder)
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Ned Hunter (sheepherder)
Claude Woolman ...
Gilcher (Beck ranch hand)
Ed Bakey ...
Scotty Andrews (sheepherdr)
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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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May 1969 (Austria)  »

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Pulver und Blei  »

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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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