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Heaven with a Gun (1969)

G | | Drama, Western | 13 June 1969 (USA)
In a frontier town, gunslinger-turned-preacher Jim Killian is caught in the middle of a violent range war between cattlemen and sheep-men.

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Lee H. Katzin

Writer:

Richard Carr
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Jim Killian / Pastor Jim
Carolyn Jones ... Madge McCloud
Barbara Hershey ... Leloopa
John Anderson ... Asa Beck
David Carradine ... Coke Beck
J.D. Cannon ... Mace
Noah Beery Jr. ... Garvey
Harry Townes ... Gus Sampson
William Bryant ... Bart Paterson (as Bill Bryant)
Virginia Gregg ... Mrs. Patterson
James Griffith ... Abraham Murdock
Roger Perry ... Ned Hunter
Claude Woolman Claude Woolman ... Gilcher
Ed Bakey Ed Bakey ... Scotty Andrews
Barbara Babcock ... Mrs. Andrews
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Storyline

In the small western town Vinegarroon the conflict between cattle and sheep breeders escalates. When a stranger appears in the town, the ranchers suspect he's a gun man, hired by the sheep breeders. But Jim Killian turns out to be a priest - a tough one however, who soon shall make unscrupulous rancher Esa Beck's life quite harder. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dalton Trumbo first contributed to this script in the early 1960s but asked for it to be removed from the credits once the blacklist had been lifted. See more »

Quotes

Jim Killian: Madge, is there a doctor in this town?
Madge McCloud: One of the best
Jim Killian: Fine, alright I'll repeat; I'm you're preacher. I will protect anyone who comes around this church. I'd try to understand that, if I were you
[exchange of gunfire]
Jim Killian: Well, you'd better get a doctor, Madge. And the rest of you, there'll be no killing around this church unless I do the killing. Amen.
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Connections

Referenced in Dad Made Dirty Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

A Lonley Place
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Johnny Mandel
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Somebody make it stop!...
8 August 2009 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

... I thought as I waited for 6AM to come so I could record a documentary on Bette Davis that is not on DVD yet. Having a bad habit of falling asleep in the middle of a movie in the wee hours, I dared not change the channel at 4AM lest I fall asleep and wind up recording "Fox and Friends" instead of the documentary for which I had set my DVR timer.

Thus began the 100 minute or so ordeal of watching this film. It would almost be worth buying the DVD - if it existed with commentary - to see how a film with such excellent actors and acting could so misfire in the plot department. You get down to the seventh bill before you even get to Noah Beery Jr. with the players in the upper bills including the excellent Glenn Ford, David Carradine, Carolyn Jones, and John Anderson, all turning in solid performances while spouting gibberish - endless gibberish - with literally no action. Meanwhile Barbara Hershey seems to be doing a screen test for a bit part in "Billy Jack" and somehow wandered on to the wrong set.

It is supposed to be the time-honored western tale of cattlemen versus sheepherders, but everyone just stands around, talking. The hippie spirit of "Easy Rider" got injected into this one, but "Born to be Wild" just sounds silly on horseback.


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