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Cain's Way (1970)

Cain's Cutthroats (original title)
Following the Civil War, Confederate Captain Justice Cain has retired to a quiet life with his young son and black wife. However, the men of his old outfit, known as Cain's Cutthroats, have... See full summary »


Ken Osborne (as Kent Osborne)


Wilton Denmark (original screenplay) (as Will Denmark), Ralph Luce (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Carradine ... Preacher Simms
Scott Brady ... Justice Cain
Robert Dix ... Amison - Gang Leader
Don Epperson Don Epperson ... Farrette
Darwin Joston ... Billy Joe
Adair Jameson Adair Jameson ... Rita (as Adair Jamison)
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ... Tucker
Russ McCubbin ... Crawford
Tereza Thaw Tereza Thaw ... Cain's Wife
Valda Hansen Valda Hansen ... Zelda
Tommy Davis Tommy Davis
Tom Woytowich Tom Woytowich
Willis Martin Willis Martin
Ruby Florence Ruby Florence
Andy Moon Andy Moon


Following the Civil War, Confederate Captain Justice Cain has retired to a quiet life with his young son and black wife. However, the men of his old outfit, known as Cain's Cutthroats, have turned to lives of murder, torture and robbery. They attempt to convince Cain to ride with them once more. He refuses, and the Cutthroats murder his family. Swearing vengeance, Cain teams up with a colorful preacher/bounty hunter, and hunts down his family's killers one at a time. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Some men just don't follow the code of the west. See more »


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Release Date:

12 February 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cain's Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Kanab, Utah, USA See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film was belatedly (and incorrectly) branded a former UK 'video nasty' following its inclusion in the 2000 book on banned UK horror films "See No Evil". In fact the film had never been prosecuted or listed as a video nasty during the 1980's. See more »


Amison, Gang Leader: Tucker! Tucker! How's Coley?
Tucker: He's still alive, but his guts look mighty sick!
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Going Back To Georgia
Sung by Don Epperson
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Billy Joe Was A Bastard-Of-A-Crybaby!
19 October 2014 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

Yes. There are some Westerns out there that I find so bad that (hey!) they're actually good.

And then, there are other Westerns out there (just like Cain's Cut-Throats, in fact) that I find so bad that (p.u.!) they stink like a freshly dumped load of pure you-know-what.

This ugly, cheap, grubby Cowboy tale (from 1971), about rape, revenge and religious hypocrisy, certainly scraped the absolute bottom of the barrel when it came to its cheesy story, its z-grade production values, and its pathetic performances by one and all of its cast members.

Cain's Cut-Throats was such lousy Western junk that it had this viewer literally hating all of its characters with an angry passion, regardless of what side of the law that they were supposed to be riding on.

Of course, as a means of spicing up the story and attempting to appeal to all of the hot-blooded males in the audience, Cain's Cut-Throats underhandedly inserted some gratuitous female nudity into a number of key scenes. But this film's story was just too cruel-minded and sadistic in nature for a pair of ripe boobs to make any difference, one way or the other.


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