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Posse from Hell

Posse from Hell

Herbert Coleman (1961)

85min
PG Certificate
Wed 14 Dec 11am - 12:45pm Film4
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Four convicts break out of jail and go on the rampage in a quiet town called Paradise, killing the sheriff and taking a woman hostage. Former gunfighter Audie Murphy is asked to gather a posse which heads off in pursuit. Not content with being a simple shoot-'em-up, this erratic western pitches itself as a deeply moral parable about the value of society and the nature of violence. This means that the action frequently grinds to a halt while Murphy squints his eyes, searches the horizon and disgorges nuggets of scripted wisdom.

Summary

Bandits invade a frontier town, rob the bank, kill the sheriff and kidnap a local woman. A tough gunslinger who was a friend of the dead lawman takes on the job of bringing them to justice, but the only one of the townspeople willing to help is a naive banker determined to prove his worth. Western, starring Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Vic Morrow and Lee Van Cleef.

Cast & Crew

Banner Cole Audie Murphy
Seymour Kern John Saxon
Helen Caldwell Zohra Lampert
Marshal Webb Ward Ramsey
Crip Vic Morrow
Captain Brown Robert Keith (1)
Uncle Billy Caldwell Royal Dano
Johnny Caddo Rodolfo Acosta
Jack Wiley Paul Carr
Leo Lee Van Cleef
Director Herbert Coleman
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd Guidance: Edited. Available on: Available on DVD

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