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Posse from Hell (1961)

Approved | | Western | 1 March 1961 (USA)
Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.

Director:

Herbert Coleman

Writers:

Clair Huffaker (screenplay), Clair Huffaker (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie Murphy ... Banner Cole
John Saxon ... Seymour Kern
Zohra Lampert ... Helen Caldwell
Vic Morrow ... Crip
Robert Keith ... Captain Jeremiah Brown
Rodolfo Acosta ... Johnny Caddo (as Rudolph Acosta)
Royal Dano ... Uncle Billy
Frank Overton ... Burt Hogan
James Bell ... Benson
Paul Carr ... Jock Wiley
Ward Ramsey Ward Ramsey ... Marshal Isaac Webb
Lee Van Cleef ... Leo
Ray Teal ... Banker
Forrest Lewis Forrest Lewis ... Doctor Welles
Charles Horvath ... Hash
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Storyline

Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they find the girl, obviously abused by her captors, Murphy shows her acceptance and sympathy whereas the others disply only revulsion. Written by <rita.richardson@arch2.nara.gov>

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Two steel-nerved and two-fisted men take apart a gang of gun-mad killers who had looted the whole Southwest! TOGATHER THEY TEAM UP AS AN AVENGING POSSE FROM HELL! Two steel-nerved, two-fisted men take apart a gang of gun-mad killers who had looted the whole Southwest! See more »

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die gnadenlosen Vier See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The direction Audie Murphy is directed is "North" but shadows make this unlikely if not impossible. See more »

Quotes

Seymour Kern: Why did you come along, Johnny?
Johnny Caddo: It's what a man should do.
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One motley posse
24 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Posse From Hell is my second favorite Audie Murphy western, his best being No Name On The Bullet. It's Audie who is leading the men who make up the Posse From Hell, he's a deputy tracking down the killer of the marshal and another citizen from his town of Paradise.

Four prize specimens scheduled to hang escape from territorial prison and come upon the town and terrorize it, taking with them as hostage and sex toy Zohra Lampert. The leader of the four is Vic Morrow who packs a deadly shotgun. Morrow is absolutely riveting in his evil, this may very well be his career role.

In fact Posse From Hell has many good supporting parts, Robert Keith plays a vain Civil War soldier looking to recapture some of his former prestige or acquire some he never had. John Saxon also stands out as a bank clerk who's from the east who joins the posse to see if he has the right stuff. Rudolfo Acosta who usually plays bad guys plays an Indian who joins the posse as a tracker and takes a lot of guff from the more self righteous whites.

Seeing how deadly Morrow is with a shotgun this is an image that will disturb you and stay with you a long time.

A nice cast of familiar players help Audie Murphy make this one of his best westerns. An absolute must for his fans.


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