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Rough Night in Jericho (1967)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 1 August 1967 (USA)
A former deputy and a strong-willed widow are determined to stop a ruthless town boss.


Arnold Laven


Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Marvin H. Albert (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Alex Flood
George Peppard ... Dolan
Jean Simmons ... Molly Lang
John McIntire ... Ben Hickman
Slim Pickens ... Yarbrough
Don Galloway ... Jace
Brad Weston Brad Weston ... Torrey
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Ryan
Carol Andreson Carol Andreson ... Claire
Steve Sandor ... Simms
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Harvey
John Napier John Napier ... McGivern


Playing against type, Dean Martin is an ex-lawman who has decided to illegally profit from his abilities. He now owns most of the town of Jericho, and has hired a band of gunmen to enforce his edicts. Outside of town, Martin ambushes a stagecoach that is carrying a passenger, ex-deputy George Peppard. From a hidden spot in the brush, Martin shoots up the coach and rides away. Arriving in town, Peppard meets Jean Simmons who has refused Martin's attempts to take over operation of her stage line. After a few days, Peppard becomes attracted to Simmons, but he sees that the odds against them are too great, and is on the verge of leaving town. But, after Martin sends his men to intimidate Simmons and one and physically roughs up Simmons, Peppard steps in. Peppers organizes the few men in town who are willing to put up a fight, and attacks enterprises that are owned by Martin. Finally, in a showdown, Martin and Peppard battle it out, ironically in the same spot that Martin originally ... Written by WILLIAM L TRAVIS

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They stalked each other like animals in the night knowing only one would survive! See more »


Romance | Western


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Just before the final showdown, the wagon driver tosses his cigarette to the side. About 20 seconds later in another shot the wagon driver is still holding his smoke. See more »


When Hickman is holding a shotgun on the two deputies, one of the deputies starts undoing his gun belt before he is told to do so. See more »


Alex Flood: You killed him, you bury him!
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Referenced in Shaft (1971) See more »


Hold Me
Music: Don Costa
Lyrics: Phil Zeller
Sung by The Kids Next Door
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Terrific western
10 October 2019 | by grafxmanSee all my reviews

This is a very unusual western movie. It has a terrific and original story line. I was astonished to see actors playing against type. They all did a terrific job with their characters. I never really thought of Dean Martin as anything but a singer. In this flick he showed me that he can really act. They delightful Jean Simmons is present and does an excellent as a strong, tough woman. All in all this is a western worth watching.

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Release Date:

1 August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Violence à Jericho See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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