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From Hell to Texas (1958)

Approved | | Action, Romance, Western | 25 June 1958 (France)
When 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.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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) »

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The West's Most Savage Man-Chase...From Hell To Texas! See more »


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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in the Old West of the 19th Century, Diane Varsi sports an up-to-the-minute 1958 D.A. hairstyle. See more »

Quotes

Hunter Boyd: Leak out of this region fast. But sleep with one eye open and ride on the far side of your horse.
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Connections

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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