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An Eye for an Eye (1966)

Approved | | Western | June 1966 (USA)
A former bounty hunter teams up with a younger one, to track down and kill the wanted gang leader who murdered his wife and little boy.

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Michael D. Moore (as Michael Moore)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lansing ... Talion
Patrick Wayne ... Benny Wallace (as Pat Wayne)
Slim Pickens ... Ike Slant
Gloria Talbott ... Bri Quince (as Gloria Talbot)
Paul Fix ... Brian Quince
Strother Martin ... Trumbull
Clint Howard ... Jo-Hi Quince
Rance Howard ... Harry
Henry Wills ... Charley Beetson
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Jonas Beetson
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Storyline

Talion is a retired bounty hunter with many enemies who still want him dead. When Talion is away from his farm three wanted men, Ike Slant and the Beetson brothers, burn Talion's farm after killing his wife and son. Talion returns to see his house ablaze and his family dead. He sets-out to track the bad guys and kill them. On the way he strikes a friendship with a young bounty hunter, Benny Wallace, who also is tracking the Slant gang. They join forces and come across a trading post, run by the Quinces, where they stay overnight. Talion falls in love with Quince's daughter, Bri. The next day they find the camp where the Beetson brothers are waiting for their leader to return. Talion and Benny Wallace set up an ambush and wait for Ike Slant to return to his gang. When Ike Slant finally shows up all hell breaks loose. Written by nufs68

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The Ultimate Revenge. See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talion See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Circle Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Final film of Gloria Talbott. See more »

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Talion shoots a lever-action rifle multiple times without working the lever. See more »

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Referenced in The Reapers (2004) See more »

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Characters from Hollywood's Western Era
6 October 2018 | by movingwaterSee all my reviews

If you watched TV in the late 60s into the 70's, you will remember the faces of most of the actors in this otherwise mediocre western. The story, although clichéd from our vantage point, maintains enough interest to keep watching, despite the washed out film print. The production values also high enough not to interfere with enjoying the picture. Mostly, it's seeing all these familiar actors once again coming together to breathe life into Hollywood's vision of the old West.

With the emergence of films such as Little Big Man (1970) and Soldier Blue (1970), the "revisionist" had become the new version of the West, until the disastrous Heaven's Gate (1980) which finally ended the genre. It was left to the Europeans with the Spaghetti westerns of the mid-60's and the rise of Clint Eastwood as a "movie star" (transitioning from his TV western side-kick work in Rawhide) to return the Western to the big screen.

But, this mid-60's entry to the classic Western genre gives us a last act with so many famiar faces from the Golden Era of the Western Slim Pickins (playing against type as the villan), Paul Fix as the surrogate town marshall, Strother Martin, in his usual role as the whiny snitch, Rance Howard (father of Ron) and his son Clint (although without his bear!) and finally Patrick Wayne, standing in for his father John Wayne, to give the film it's final nod to the great westerns of the near past.

Seeing all these western players in one last Hollywood movie is fun enough to make up for any flaws in acting or production. Making An Eye for an Eye a worthy entry in the Western canon.


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