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From Hell to Texas (1958)

Approved | | Action, Romance, Western | 25 June 1958 (France)
After ranch hand Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of a powerful rancher, he panics and flees, but the rancher and his vengeful crew hunt Tod down.


Henry Hathaway


Robert Buckner (screenplay), Wendell Mayes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Don Murray ... Tod Lohman
Diane Varsi ... Juanita Bradley
Chill Wills ... Amos Bradley
Dennis Hopper ... Tom Boyd
R.G. Armstrong ... Hunter Boyd
Jay C. Flippen ... Jake Leffertfinger
Margo ... Mrs. Bradley
John Larch ... Hal Carmody
Ken Scott ... Otis Boyd
Rodolfo Acosta ... Bayliss
Salvador Baguez Salvador Baguez ... Cardito
Harry Carey Jr. ... Trueblood
Jerry Oddo Jerry Oddo ... Morgan
José Torvay ... Miguel
Malcolm Atterbury ... Hotel Clerk


The naive cowboy Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of the powerful land baron Hunter Boyd. Tod runs for his life, pursued by the dead man's vengeful brothers. Tod shelters on the ranch of Amos Bradley and he falls in love with his daughter Juanita. However, Tod is concerned that he'll eventually have to leave when his pursuers catch up with him. Written by Robert

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ranch | ranch hand | rancher | hunt | texas | See All (28) »


in the tradition of "StageCoach" "High Noon" and "Shane" [UK] See more »


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Did You Know?


According to myth, Dennis Hopper required 85 retakes for one scene, causing director Henry Hathaway to yell at him, "You'll never work in this town again!" and that it was ten years before Hopper obtained another major role. Don Murray, however, has stated that this never occurred, and in fact, Hopper worked steadily through the 1960s, including twice more with Hathaway: The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) and True Grit (1969). See more »


Varsi has manicured, polished nails. A female would not wear men's clothing back then. See more »


Tod Lohman: Just let me take care of myself because I don't want anybody mixing into my trouble.
Amos Bradley: Looks like I might be mixed in anyway.
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Referenced in Pestilent City (1965) See more »

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An underrated western from Henry Hathaway worth seeing more than once!
4 August 2005 | by edk313See all my reviews

I have to concur with most of the comments made by past reviewers. This film, starring underused actors Don Murray and Diane Varsi backed by outstanding support by fine character actors like R.G. Armstrong, Chill Wills, Adolfo Acosta and a young Dennis Hopper among others, is a tense film with many nuances. One thing I would love to be able to ask Hathaway. There is a one second scene of comic relief in this movie. Hathaway directs a scene of a cattle stampede coming directly at the viewer. Suddenly there is a full screen shot of actor Jack Elam's inimitable face with a look of horror on it because he is a cowboy in the path of the stampede! This is his only role in the film and he is not credited. I'd love to know the story on that scene. See this movie. Edk313@hotmail.com

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Release Date:

25 June 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hell-Bent Kid See more »

Filming Locations:

Bishop, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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