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The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959)

Tom Dooley and Country Boy are on the run after killing an enemy soldier not knowing the war is over. The Command refuses to give them some slack for making this tragic but honest mistake and sends a lawman after them.

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Ted Post
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Landon ... Tom Dooley
Jo Morrow ... Laura Foster
Jack Hogan Jack Hogan ... Charlie Grayson
Richard Rust ... Country Boy
Dee Pollock ... Abel
Ken Lynch ... Father
Howard Wright Howard Wright ... Sheriff Joe Dobbs
Ralph Moody ... Doc Henry
John Cliff ... Lieutenant
Cheerio Meredith Cheerio Meredith ... Meg
Gary Hunley Gary Hunley ... The Kid
Anthony Jochim Anthony Jochim ... Preacher
Jeff Morris Jeff Morris ... Confederate Soldier
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Tom Dooley and Country Boy are on the run after killing an enemy soldier not knowing the war is over. The Command refuses to give them some slack for making this tragic but honest mistake and sends a lawman after them.

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Out of that song -- a fury of a movie! See more »

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Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keine Gnade für Tom Dooley See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Upon its initial release, the film was often paired with Have Rocket -- Will Travel (1959) for exhibition in theaters. See more »

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Featured in Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (1991) See more »

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Tom Dooley
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Adapted by Dave Guard and L.G. Testoni
Performed by The Kingston Trio
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major disappointment
13 July 2007 | by slapstck2000See all my reviews

I've seen this movie once, and only once! its a far cry from Bonanza, story line reminds me of a bad late 60s Elvis movie only worse! far worse! I noticed that the town looks oddly like the Gunsmoke set! and there's absolutely no background music, thats in a movie, it was so annoying, I don't recognize anybody here except Michael Landon in this very very very bad movie, its a wonder they didn't run Michael Landon out of town for this slop, Michael Landon is a very good actor, but he definitely could have done better, don't get me wrong, I think this movie should have been made, just not like this, makes me wonder if Sam Katzman directed this flick! sign slapstck2000


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