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The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969)

Unrated | | Comedy, Western | TV Movie 7 October 1969
A retired Texas Ranger and his three aging pals are hired to clean up a lawless town.

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Classic comedic western, Captain Oren Hayes of the Texas Rangers takes a break to visit his daughter in a neighboring town. When he arrives he find's his daughter Hannah's husband Jeff is running for Mayor against a corrupt town boss, Nard Lundy. Lundy has no intention of allowing the free election of the honest Jeff Rose, so he has his henchmen beat them up. Hayes then calls for the help of some his old buddies in the Rangers. Upon arriving in town, they realize quickly that age has caught up with them and they must rely on their sheer wits to out-smart and defeat Lundy. Written by SindyMac

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They will fight one last battle for justice !

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Comedy | Western

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7 October 1969 (USA)  »

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La Pandilla Invencible  »

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The movie premiered on October 7th, 1969, as the ABC Movie of the Week. See more »

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Nash Crawford: [on conspiracy] Thinking is one thing that's bound to give the mayor fits. He can't tax it, he can't stop it, and he can't even tell when anybody's doin' it!
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Followed by The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (1970) See more »

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Texas Rangers
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Sung by Walter Brennan, Chill Wills and Edgar Buchanan
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Gypsy Rose's part is short, but well worth watching.

A well made TV movie with a typically short performance by Gypsy Rose Lee. This is a somewhat believable western with good writing, acting and direction. Gypsy Rose's part is much too short, but is a pleasure to see. I found the ending a little sad, despite the fact that it should be a happy one. I would recommend this film to any fan of Gypsy Rose, or of western style movies.


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