In 1935, after 40 years in a West Virginia prison, three released convicts wish to open a legitimate business using the 25 thousand dollars earned in jail but a crooked prison guard in cahoots with the town banker plan to defraud them.

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'Doc' Council
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Cleo
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Lee Cottrill
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Johnny Jesus
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Roy K. Sizemore
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Steve Mystic
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Junior Kilfong
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Homer Grindstaff
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When a trio of ex-convicts led by Mattie Appleyard is released from prison, they hope to open a general store using money Mattie has saved during his 40-year sentence. This attempt is met with great resistance from a corrupt prison official and the banker who issued Mattie the check. Written by Greg Helton <ghelton@airmail.net>

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Glory, W.Va., 1935. It wasn't exactly a parade. It wasn't a time for celebration. It was a time to run for your life. See more »

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October 1971 (Austria)  »

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Filmed in Moundsville, West Virginia, which was the hometown of Davis Grubb, author of the novel. See more »

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When "Doc" Council stands over Junior and shoots him, his shotgun doesn't kick even one inch. Holding it like he did the gun should have kicked back quite hard. See more »

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Cleo: She died doing what my Ma did... what her Ma did. We been puttin' out for soldiers since 1776.
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References Ridin' for Justice (1932) See more »

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Very Entertaining and Fun
31 January 2001 | by (Pofesional Ville (so called)) – See all my reviews

I had quite low expectations for this little known film, since I saw it was directed by the usually awful Andrew V. McLaglen, who directed the worst movies of the late John Wayne and the larger-than-life MST3K classic "Mitchell". However, I was pleasantly surprised with this fun story of three ex-convicts led by James Stewart who only try to start a new life by opening a store, and are pursued by their ex-jail keeper (George Kennedy) who wants to steal the money that Stewart earned by working for forty years. Based on a novel by Davis Grubb (the author of The Night of the Hunter), who seems to have a thing for evil religious characters: villain Kennedy is the local religion teacher, and one of his sidekicks is a young shooter that has no problem in killing anyone... as long as they're Atheists. This character propiciates one of the funniest scenes in the movie by interacting with Stewart and his glass eye. The other best moment features Anne Baxter as an ambitious and very patriotic aged prostitute. The humor and irony is what makes this movie so special. Never miss it if you catch it on TV or video! (and it's also a chance to see a very young Kurt Russell in a non-Disney movie).


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