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Hellfire (1949)

Approved | | Western | 29 May 1949 (USA)
A reformed gambler turned preacher, partners with a pretty, female fugitive outlaw, runs into an old pal who's also a marshal and they both fall for the same bad gal.

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Zeb Smith (as William Elliott)
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Mary Carson / Doll Brown
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Brother Joseph
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Sheriff Martin
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Sheriff Duffy
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Birdie
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Full Moon
Louis Faust ...
Red Stoner (as Louis R. Faust)
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Lew Stoner
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Rex
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Wilson
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Cheyenne Bartender
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Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Some men live by making rules ... some women live by breaking 'em !

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29 May 1949 (USA)  »

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Kopfpreis 5000 Dollar  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Trucolor)

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1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Narrator: Man, with his misdeeds, kindles his own hellfire!
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Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me
Written by Billy Reeves and Frank Campbell
Arranged by Sol Meyer
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Terrific
14 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Real western addicts acknowledge that Republic Studios, despite their cost-cutting measures, turned out the absolute best horse operas in history. This fine and little known movie is exceptional even by Republic standards. No subtle stuff here....just an unusually tight and suspenseful script, committed performances from seasoned western stars and, of course, plenty of the usual gunfight action.


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