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The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (1966)

A dying marshal deputizes a drifter to deliver the two killers in his custody to prison. However, the new deputy must elude a pair of bounty hunters who want to deliver the prisoners ... See full summary »

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Alex March

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Clifton Adams (novel), Frank Fenton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Robert Horton ... Kiowa Jones
Diane Baker ... Amilia Rathmore
Sal Mineo ... Bobby Jack Wilkes
Nehemiah Persoff ... Skoda
Gary Merrill ... Marshal Duncan
Robert H. Harris ... Dobie
Lonny Chapman ... Roy
Royal Dano ... Otto
Zalman King ... Jesse
Harry Dean Stanton ... Jelly
Val Avery ... Morgan
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A dying marshal deputizes a drifter to deliver the two killers in his custody to prison. However, the new deputy must elude a pair of bounty hunters who want to deliver the prisoners themselves to collect the reward and would think nothing of killing the deputy to get them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavalgada Sangrenta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Released theatrically in the UK in December 1966 in support of The Venetian Affair. See more »

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Kiowa Jones
Lyric by Larry Kolber
Music by Steve Karliski
Sung by Hank Williams Jr.
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Drafted by the law
1 November 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Robert Horton plays the title role in The Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones and in the film has his life changed with a chance encounter with a US Marshal and his prisoners.

It's just one of those days where Horton rides up on a ramshackle prairie house and finds Sal Mineo and Nehemiah Persoff shacked to the frames of a barn and a dead man of Mexican descent at their feet. He's died of a fever and Marshal Gary Merrill makes an appearance then and it's plain he's got that same fever. Before he dies Merrill deputizes Jones and essentially shames him into taking his prisoners for the duly appointed date with the hangman at Fort Smith.

Along the way the three of them pick up Diane Baker who is made up to be a plain jane school teacher which in real life she sure isn't. I'm not quite clear how Baker through in with them even after watching the film. What is clear is that she and Horton get some chemistry percolating.

Horton came along way too late to have been a cowboy hero. On Wagon Train he was one as scout Flint McCullough. But westerns were going out of style when Horton left Wagon Train. Ten years earlier he would have made a fine big screen cowboy hero.

Persoff and Mineo are an interesting contrast. Persoff is a fatalistic gypsy who believes in what the tarot cards are dealt for him. Mineo is a stone cold punk killer in a throwback to the kind of roles that made him a star in the late Fifties.

The Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones is an OK made for TV movie that western fans should be pleased with.


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