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Killers Three (1968)

M/PG | | Crime, Drama | November 1968 (USA)
Two backwoods North Carolinians (Robert Walker, Jr., and Dick Clark, who also produced) rob a bootlegger's safe, kill several people in the process, and head for California with Walker's ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Kessler

Writers:

Dick Clark (story), Michael Fisher (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Walker Jr. ... Johnny Warder
Diane Varsi ... Carol Warder
Dick Clark ... Roger
Norman Alden ... Guthrie
Maureen Arthur ... Elvira Sweeney
Tony York Tony York ... Tony
Merle Haggard ... Charlie
Bonnie Owens Bonnie Owens ... Singer
John 'Bud' Cardos ... Bates
Beach Dickerson Beach Dickerson ... Scotty
Jerry Petty Jerry Petty ... R.C.
Clint Stringer Clint Stringer ... Sheriff Homer Brown
William Alspaugh ... Lester Meed
Douglas Barger Douglas Barger ... Felix
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Hull Tommy Hull
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Storyline

Two backwoods North Carolinians (Robert Walker, Jr., and Dick Clark, who also produced) rob a bootlegger's safe, kill several people in the process, and head for California with Walker's wife (Diane Varsi). Merle Haggard appears as a sheriff and sings the title song and "Mama Tried." Written by alfiehitchie

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Hot-Rodding Boot-Leg Likker for the Moonshiners in the Red Clay Hills of the Carolinas! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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M/PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De 3 Killers See more »

Filming Locations:

Coleridge, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Merle Haggard's song 'Mama Tried' was originally written as the theme song for this film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dick Clark's name is spelled in lower case letters in the opening credits. See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Killers Three
Written and Sung by Merle Haggard
available on Capitol Records
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Just a lot of moonshine
7 January 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I have seen Dick Clark in a couple of films before and once on the farewell episode of the Perry Mason series and he did turn in some creditable performances. Killers Three was produced, partially written and he was one of the three killers. Set in post World War II North Carolina this is about Clark, Robert Walker, Jr., and Diane Varsi who go Bonnie and Clyde and become notorious fugitives.

Walker is making a good living supporting Varsi and her child which isn't his, but whom he has adopted. A visit from war buddy Clark changes everything as Clark convinces him to rob a known bootlegger when he learns where the bootlegger hides his money.

Everything goes wrong with this genius plan they cook up and they're on the run. Given the parameters of this kind of film you know it won't end up good.

Clark is absolutely laughable as a killer, Walker and Varsi both sleep walk through the film. Merle Haggard acts in the film as a local sheriff, but on the plus side does several songs for the soundtrack. His fans might like Killers Three for that.

But everyone else, stay away from this badly distilled moonshine.


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