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The Bounty Killer (1965)

Approved | | Western | 31 July 1965 (USA)
A tenderfoot becomes a bounty hunter in the hopes of making a better future for himself and his new love.

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer G. Bennet)

Writers:

Ruth Alexander (as R. Alexander), Leo Gordon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Duryea ... Willie Duggan
Rod Cameron ... Johnny Liam
Audrey Dalton ... Carole Ridgeway
Richard Arlen ... Matthew Ridgeway
Buster Crabbe ... Mike Clayman
Fuzzy Knight ... Captain Luther
Johnny Mack Brown ... Sheriff Green
Peter Duryea ... Youth - Bounty Hunter
Eddie Quillan ... Pianist
Grady Sutton ... Minister
Emory Parnell ... Sam - Bartender
Norman Willis ... Hank Willis
Boyd 'Red' Morgan Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Big Jim Seddon (as Red Morgan)
Bob Steele ... Red - Henchman
Dan White ... Marshal Davis (as Daniel M. White)
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Willie Duggans, a tenderfoot from the east, arrives in the wild west and soon experiences its violence. Willie discovers the easy money in bounty killing and must choose between that violent lifestyle and the love of a beautiful saloon singer. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Wanted... dead or alive.

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chasseur de primes See more »

Filming Locations:

Glenmoor Ranch, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$194,000 (estimated)
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Premiere Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Final film of Norman Willis See more »

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Ridgeway: No daughter of mine is going to be an outlaw bride.
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The Pharisees
18 June 2015 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

The Bounty Killer is directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and written by Ruth Alexander and Leo Gordon. It stars Dan Duryea, Rod Cameron, Audrey Dalton, Richard Arlen, Buster Crabbe, Fuzzy Knight and Johnny Mack Brown. Music is by Ronald Stein and cinematography by Frederick E. West.

Willie Duggans (Duryea) arrives in the Wild West and quickly becomes exposed to its violence. Finding that big money can be made by bringing in bad guys, he takes up arms and plans to make enough money to set him up for a future with Carole Ridgeway (Dalton), a beautiful saloon singer. But the job isn't easy, physically, emotionally and mentally.

It's a film that asks some forgiveness from Western fans, you are asked to accept Duryea being too old for the role, some iffy production issues, coincidences and some giant leaps of faith. Yet if you can do that and just roll with its high energy willingness to keep the Western traditional in the mid 60s? Then this is better than a time waster.

Ultimately it's a message movie about the cycle of violence and how said violence can corrupt the most amiable of minds. The screenplay deftly brings in to the equation the roles of normal outsiders who don't mind violence as long as it is for their own ends, something which brings the best sequence in the film to the fore and lets Duryea once again show his class. Backing the superb Duryea is a roll call of Western movie veterans, all of which - with the leading man - make for a reassuring presence at our Oater dinner table. Neatly photographed out of the Corriganville and Glenmoor ranches in California, this may be a "B Western" trying to keep the traditional Western afloat in the mid 60s, but it's honourable in intent and entertains the Western faithful royally. 7/10


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