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More Dead Than Alive (1969)

R  |   |  Romance, Western  |  15 January 1969 (USA)
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When the multiple murderer Cain is released from prison after 18 years, he wants to settle down as a rancher and never touch a gun again. But his former life haunts him; not only that ... See full summary »

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Cain
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Dan Ruffalo
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Monica Alton
Paul Hampton ...
Billy Valence
Craig Littler ...
Karma
Mike Henry ...
Luke Santee
Clarke Gordon ...
Carson
Beverly Powers ...
Sheree
William Woodson ...
Warden
Harry Lauter ...
Doctor
Eric Matthews ...
Wes Santee
Robert Foulk ...
Brill
Frank Baxter ...
Banker
Andy Albin ...
Fletcher
Emile Meyer ...
Bartender
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When the multiple murderer Cain is released from prison after 18 years, he wants to settle down as a rancher and never touch a gun again. But his former life haunts him; not only that nobody wants to give him a job, some villains also want to pay him back. So he has to accept the offer of showman Ruffalo to perform as "Killer Cain" in his traveling shooting show. However after 18 years without practice even Ruffalo's young assistant Billy shoots better than Cain. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Killers in pairs... death by the dozen... They left the west... More Dead than Alive.

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Romance | Western

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Rated R for some western violence | See all certifications »

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Mais Morto que Vivo  »

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Billy Valence: You're not gonna shoot me, are you?
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Referenced in McCloud: Top of the World, Ma! (1971) See more »

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The Messenger
lyrics by Irwin Levine
music by Philip Springer
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Better Than Average "B" Western
20 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

More Dead Than Alive turns out to be a surprisingly entertaining and fairly well-acted B movie.

Clint Walker gives his typical "gentle giant" performance as Killer Cain, a convicted murderer who is released after 18 years in prison. After a senseless prison shootout in the beginning of the movie, you expert this film to be nothing more that a "shootem-up". However, once Walker's character is released from prison, the movie becomes a well-acted drama about such topics as prison reform, parole, murder, hero worship, forgiveness and the desire for fame.

More Dead Than Alive's best performance is from Horror King, Vincent Price as Dan Ruffallo, a carnival barker with a traveling gun show. It's one of Price's best latter career performances.

The kicker in More Dead Than Alive is the shocking surprise ending. So, if you're a fan of Clint Walker or Vincent Price, More Dead Than Alive is the film to see.


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