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Music director  Mundell Lowe
Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Western
Language  English
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Director  Phil Karlson Roger Corman (uncredited)
Release date  1967 (1967)
Writer  Nelson Wolford (novel), Shirley Wolford (novel), Halsted Welles
Directors  Phil Karlson, Roger Corman
Genres  Western, Drama, Adventure Film
Cast  Inger Stevens (Emily Biddle), Glenn Ford (Tom Wolcott), George Hamilton (Dorrit Bentley), Paul Petersen (Blue Lake), Todd Armstrong (Lt. 'Pru' Prudessing), Max Baer, Jr. (Sgt. Luther Liskell)
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A Time for Killing is a 1967 Western film directed originally by Roger Corman but finished by Phil Karlson. Filmed in Panavision and Path├ęcolor, starring Glenn Ford, George Hamilton, Inger Stevens, and Harrison Ford (credited as Harrison J. Ford) in his first credited film role. The film marked Glenn Ford's one hundredth cinematic role.


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During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison and head for the Mexican border. Along the way, they kill a Union courier bearing the news that the war is over. Keeping the message a secret, the captain has his men go on and they soon find themselves in a battle with the Union search party who also is unaware of the war's end.


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  • Inger Stevens as Emily Biddle
  • Glenn Ford as Maj. Tom Wolcott
  • Paul Petersen as Blue Lake
  • Timothy Carey as Billy Cat
  • Kenneth Tobey as Sgt. Cleehan
  • Richard X. Slattery as Cpl. Paddy Darling
  • Harrison Ford as Lt Shaffer (as Harrison J. Ford)
  • Kay E. Kuter as Owelson
  • Dick Miller as Zollicoffer
  • Emile Meyer as Col. Harries
  • Marshall Reed as Stedner
  • George Hamilton as Capt. Dorrit Bentley
  • Max Baer Jr. as Sgt. Luther Liskell
  • Todd Armstrong as Lt. 'Pru' Prudessing
  • Harry Dean Stanton as Sgt. Dan Way
  • Production

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    The film originally began under the title The Long Ride Home and was to be directed by Roger Corman from a script by Robert Towne. However Corman was replaced by Karlson after several weeks shooting. Once Corman left, his editor Monte Hellman also left the project.


    The film was originally offered to Warren Beatty and Cliff Robertson who both turned it down.


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    The original score of the film was composed by Van Alexander who was given seven weeks to compose 45 minutes of music for the film. He collaborated with Ned Washington for a title song by Eddy Arnold. Though producers Harry Joe Brown, Jonie Taps and Columbia's Mike Frankovich were enthusiastic about Alexander's score, once the film was met with a disastrous reception at a preview it was decided to restore the film with a guitar score by Mundell Lowe. Alexander never composed another score for a feature film.


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