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      A Time for Killing

      Released Nov 1, 1967 1h 28m Western List
      Reviews 41% Audience Score 250+ Ratings After Capt. Dorrit Bentley (George Hamilton) and his fellow Confederate troops escape from a Union prison, Maj. Wolcott (Glenn Ford) sets out to recapture the fugitives. As protection, the Southern escapees abduct Wolcott's lovely fiancée, Emily Biddle (Inger Stevens), and head toward Mexico. On their way to the border, they kill a Northern messenger bearing word that the Civil War is over and keep this information to themselves, resulting in more conflict with Union soldiers. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Brazenly tells how war is corrupting. Rated: B- Jul 2, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Its the end of the Civil War 1865 . the union soldiers chase the prisoners armed with 1873 Trap door model single shot rifles, By the movies end both groups have been equipped with 1892 Winchester carbines , when they entered Mexico they must have passed through a time warp, and a hardware store. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Somewhat scattered drama set in the last days of the Civil War. Glenn Ford is the top billed star but he disappears for almost the entire middle of the film and it's really George and Inger's show. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting to see Harrison Ford with monster sideburns, a young Harry Dean Stanton (convincing as a Confederate Corporal), and George Hamilton as the svelte and brawny Confederate cavalry captain....and as a real bonus, "ethro Bodine" Max Baer as a comicly maniacal killer Corporal Luther. In fact, there are parts of this film that are incongruously comical, with several little attempts at "funny" vignettes that make it rather awkward. I have always kinda liked this movie, though...Hamilton's tanned and tightly-fitted Captain Dorrit Bentley became my standard model as a dashingly sexy, rakish Confederate Officer...but the gooey, dated soundtrack and Inger Stevens (who I can't quit pin my distaste for...the name "Inger", perhaps?) makes me hesitate to recommend it to anyone who will see me again.... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Is it my imagination or is this terrific, somewhere in the league of Peckinpah or Aldrich? George Hamilton (George Hamilton?!) is terrific as Bentley, the murderous Rebel captain bent on revenging himself on the Yankee major (Glenn Ford, imperturbable as always yet effective here) in charge of his prison camp--the major's only offense? He extended the captain 'every imaginable courtesy.' Improbable yet Karlson--with some input, reportedly, from Roger Corman--manages to make you not only believe it, but nudge you to the edge of your seat, wondering how the whole painful, perverse affair plays out. With the vivid Inger Stevens as the hapless missionary caught between the two officers--not only does she pay a price, she finds herself implicated along with the rest. Can't believe no one--far as I can tell, after a few google searches--has written about this. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Like so many B-movies, the veteran bit players outshine the "stars." Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis After Capt. Dorrit Bentley (George Hamilton) and his fellow Confederate troops escape from a Union prison, Maj. Wolcott (Glenn Ford) sets out to recapture the fugitives. As protection, the Southern escapees abduct Wolcott's lovely fiancée, Emily Biddle (Inger Stevens), and head toward Mexico. On their way to the border, they kill a Northern messenger bearing word that the Civil War is over and keep this information to themselves, resulting in more conflict with Union soldiers.
      Director
      Phil Karlson
      Producer
      Harry Joe Brown
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 1, 1967, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 28m
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