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The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969)

Unrated | | Comedy, Western | TV Movie 7 October 1969
A retired Texas Ranger and his three aging pals are hired to clean up a lawless town.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

Jameson Brewer, Leonard Goldberg (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Brennan ... Nash Crawford
Edgar Buchanan ... Jason Fitch
Andy Devine ... Judge Amos Polk
Jack Elam ... Sheriff Clyde Barnes
Gypsy Rose Lee ... Cassie
Kristin Harmon ... Hannah Rose (as Kris Nelson)
Ricky Nelson ... Jeff Rose
Pat O'Brien ... Capt. Oren Hayes
Chill Wills ... Gentleman George Agnew
Edward Andrews ... Mayor Nard Lundy
Dennis Cross Dennis Cross ... Sheriff
Rex Holman ... Deputy Dolby
Lillian Bronson ... Mrs. Louise Murphy
Myron Healey ... Deputy Tucker
Bruce Glover ... Deputy Steel
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Storyline

Classic comedic western, Captain Oren Hayes of the Texas Rangers takes a break to visit his daughter in a neighboring town. When he arrives, he finds his daughter Hannah's husband Jeff is running for Mayor against a corrupt town boss, Nard Lundy. Lundy has no intention of allowing the free election of the honest Jeff Rose, so he has his henchmen beat them up. Hayes then calls for the help of some his old buddies in the Rangers. Upon arriving in town, they realize quickly that age has caught up with them and they must rely on their sheer wits to outsmart and defeat Lundy. Written by SindyMac

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They will fight one last battle for justice !

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Over-the-Hill Gang See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Don Wilbanks appears as Big Red Connors. Edgar Buchanan costarred in the Hopalong Cassidy series as sidekick Red Connors. See more »

Quotes

Nash Crawford: [on conspiracy] Thinking is one thing that's bound to give the mayor fits. He can't tax it, he can't stop it, and he can't even tell when anybody's doin' it!
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Followed by Once Upon a Texas Train (1988) See more »

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Texas Rangers
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by Walter Brennan, Chill Wills and Edgar Buchanan
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Woulda been a ten but for 1 thing...
28 June 2019 | by frednickertxSee all my reviews

No self-respecting Texas Ranger- ex or active-would hang a Texas flag upside down in his private residence or anywhere for that matter. Other than that, it's a great movie showing that greatness that once was may not be the same as ther greatness that is now.


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