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The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)

In this western remake of Kiss of Death (1947), a convicted bank robber serving his sentence, and wishing nothing more than to finish his time and get back to his family, gets involved with... See full summary »

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Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Harry Brown (screenplay), Philip Yordan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hugh O'Brian ... Daniel Slade Hardy
Robert Evans ... Felix Griffin
Dolores Michaels ... May
Linda Cristal ... Ellen Hardy
Stephen McNally ... Marshal Frank Emmett
June Blair ... Saloon Girl
Edward Andrews ... Judge Parker
Ron Ely ... Deputy Jim Dyer
Ken Scott ... Paul Finney
Emile Meyer ... Ames
Gregory Morton Gregory Morton ... Defense Attorney Gage
Shari Lee Bernath Shari Lee Bernath ... Janie Hardy
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In this western remake of Kiss of Death (1947), a convicted bank robber serving his sentence, and wishing nothing more than to finish his time and get back to his family, gets involved with a psychotic, homicidal inmate who turns on him and winds up terrorizing his wife and murdering his friends. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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DON'T BE ASHAMED TO SCREAM! Everyone in the theatre will be screaming with you! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le tueur qui murmure See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Fox reused the music score from The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) by Bernard Herrmann in this picture, much to his regret. He was outraged, and told the studio executives what he thought of it when he received notice from the Musicians' Union in 1958. See more »

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Remake of Kiss of Death (1947) See more »

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can you say "gothic, psychologically gripping, oater?"
13 April 1999 | by lonesome-2See all my reviews

I must confess that I saw this movie an awful long time ago, when I was just a kid. However, it made a big impression on me and it blended genres in a way that I hadn't ever seen a film before. The story sort of reminds me of "Psycho," but set in the old west, and to a lesser degree, set in some deserted shipyards and other industrial locations. Anyhow, ever since I've been dying to see it again. Filmed in beautifully harsh and stark black and white.


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