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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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

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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Quotes

Ridgeway: I love ya honey, but you sure ain't no judge of men.
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Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, a compulsory cut was required to a scene of animal cruelty (in this case, sight of a horse being made to fall in a dangerous manner). In line with the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. Following this cut, the edited version of the film was classified PG without further changes. See more »

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Dureya the magnificent
2 May 2007 | by zebulonguySee all my reviews

This amazing and wonderfully evocative film is one of the last films for the fine character actor Dan Dureya. This film provides him with a star role and it is a tour DE force performance. A wonderful cast of b western actors give magnificent support and Audrey Dalton shines as the love interest. Fuzzy Knight gives his best ever screen performance in a poignant role. Buster Crabbe makes a fine villain and Richard Arlen also effective.About the youngest guy is Peter Dureya - this is Dan's son and his role has a chilling significance for the film, you will have to watch it to see why. This western was penned by actor Leo Gordon and it's a strong study of character. Dureya plays an innocent tenderfoot arriving in the west from the civilised East. As he encounters the different characters of the film he absorbs them and totally changes in attitude. At first he is a nice, gentle guy but after witnessing a killing by bad guy Rod Cameron ( who in fact saves his life by doing so ) he sets out to earn money- eventually he becomes a bounty killer and then out for revenge he chases a whole gang . determined to eliminate them all. The ending is memorable and a fitting end to a wonderful film. Long neglected, try and search this one out , it will reward you with a viewing treat. One of the finest westerns ever and all shot on a shoe string. 10 out of 10 without any low points at all.


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