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Heaven with a Gun (1969)

M | | Western | May 1969 (Austria)
In a frontier town, gunslinger-turned-preacher Jim Killian is caught in the middle of a violent range war between cattlemen and sheep-men.

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Cast

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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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Garvey
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Gus Sampson
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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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Storyline

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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Connections

Referenced in Dad Made Dirty Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

A Lonley Place
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Johnny Mandel
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Early Barbara Hershey
13 October 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Passable western looks like movie-backlot goods, but does feature a very fine performance by young Barbara Hershey (in only her second picture), and also by Hershey's future-squeeze David Carradine, in this melodramatic story of a new preacher in a tumbleweed town who is eventually forced into taking on the bad guys. Glenn Ford has the lead and he's solid as usual (Ford never really disappoints, but rarely did he try anything new; even as the heavy in "3:10 To Yuma" he was in fine form and yet unsurprising). Admirers of Hershey should take a look, she's really terrific.

** from ****


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