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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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... Daniel Slade Hardy
... Felix Griffin
... May
... Ellen Hardy
... Marshal Frank Emmett
... Saloon Girl
... Judge Parker
... Deputy Jim Dyer
... Paul Finney
... Ames
Gregory Morton ... Defense Attorney Gage
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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He breaks a neck and laughs... watch out for yours! See more »

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1 August 1958 (USA)  »

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Le tueur qui murmure  »

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In his autobiography, "The Kid Stays in the Picture," Robert Evans says that this movie had the following working titles: "The Hell-Bent Kid", "Rope Law", "Enough Rope", "Quick Draw", "Quick Draw at Red Rock", and "The Hell-Bent Kid II". This mistakenly created the impression that Evans was appearing in more films than he actually was. The final title came from a marketing exec trying to cater to both western and horror film audiences. See more »

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Edited into The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) See more »

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can you say "gothic, psychologically gripping, oater?"
13 April 1999 | by See 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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