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A Time for Dying (1969)

In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.

Director:

Budd Boetticher

Writer:

Budd Boetticher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Lapp Richard Lapp ... Cass Bunning
Anne Randall ... Nellie Winters
Robert Random ... Billy Pimple (as Bob Random)
Beatrice Kay ... Mamie (as Miss Beatrice Kay)
Victor Jory ... Judge Roy Bean
Audie Murphy ... Jesse James
Ron Masak ... Sam - the Bartender
Burt Mustin ... Ed
Peter Brocco ... Seth
Walter Reed ... Mayor
Louis Ojena Louis Ojena ... Blacksmith
Ivan J. Rado ... Banker (as Jorge Rado)
Walt La Rue Walt La Rue ... Shotgun
Maria Desti Maria Desti ... Mamie's Girl
Betty Rowland ... Mamie's Girl
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Storyline

Naive farm boy Cass Bunning dreams of a bounty hunting career in nearby Silver City. He's fast with the gun but Silver City isn't a place for honest men.On the way to town Cass meets outlaw Billy Pimple and his gang. Nothing bad happens but Cass feels he will see Billy Pimple again. In town, Cass meets naive newcomer girl Nellie Winters off the stagecoach. She wants to waitress at Madam Mamie's saloon and cat house. Revolted, Cass saves Nellie by running away with her and hiding in a hotel room. Arrested by the deputies, Cass and Nellie face the drunkard Judge Roy Bean. He has a bar set up in his courtroom and, in between cases, the audience and the judge wet their whistles. In order to save the town's morality the judge marries Cass and Nellie. As gift, the newlyweds get a free hotel room with the judge's compliments. While riding outside Silver City, Nellie and Cass unexpectedly run into Jesse James and his men. Worse still, Billy Pimple hasn't forgotten about Cass either. Written by nufs68

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Only he knew it was...a time for dying

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zeit zum Sterben See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Fipco Productions, Inc. didn't register the film until 23rd of June 1982, under the registration number RE-754-012 (Copyright Number-PA140091).Owing to legal problems, the film did not screen in New York until 1982. See more »

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Referenced in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

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Just for Audie
22 October 2011 | by zboston3See all my reviews

I'm an Audie Murphy and have been steadily working my way through his movies. I'd heard of this, his last film, and not favorably - low production values, bad acting, Audie looking fat and old.

Well I have to agree with the first two criticisms. I can't understand how this film has been given 7 stars, but the part about Audie is wrong, wrong, wrong. When he comes onto the scene,he simply towers over the other actors, the whole movie. He's so good, and it's a real shame that he didn't live longer.

It would have been interesting if he had taken some of the other roles he was offered, such as the villain in DIRTY HARRY. It would have been a whole new direction for him, but then contemporary movies were never his thing. His whole style may have been best suited for Westerns.


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