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      Heaven With a Gun

      PG 1969 1h 41m Western List
      Reviews 70% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Jim Killian (Glenn Ford) arrives in a small Arizona town hoping to establish a peaceful life as the local preacher, but he soon finds himself in the middle of a feud between sheep ranchers and cattlemen. Leloopa (Barbara Hershey), a young Native American woman, pleads for Killian's help after her shepherd father is hung by Coke Beck (David Carradine), the vicious son of the head cattle rancher. Killian must weigh his actions carefully lest he perpetuate the cycle of retribution and revenge. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Leaden. Rated: C Jun 10, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Franky L This movie held my attention. Sheep farmers v. Open range ranchers with David Carridine as the heavy. Gunslinger turned preacher has to decide whether to fight back with his gun, or walk away. The casting of the Indian Maiden was typical 70s, with the gratuitous boob scenes of the saloon girls-hookers. Not disappointing in context. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Audience Member Very good one right here you need to try it you’ll like it James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas, May 11, 2023 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Routine western you've seen a million times before about a small town with battling ranchers and a new preacher in town trying to make peace. The preacher is played by Glenn Ford, so that alone greatly elevates this western programer. You also have Barbara Hershey in an early role, which is kind of fun, but Ford and Hershey are all that differentiates this film from dozens of others. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 1969, the era of peace and love dominates this touching tale. A convict turned preacher with a fast gun who proclaims.."There will be no killing around this church unless it's by me." Glenn Ford says this just that after opening his barn in town as a church. He invites the two rival families (sheep vs cattle ranchers) to meet him at noon. So our story begins. It's a fairy tale, unfortunately. A town split by those that think cattle and sheep can live off the same land. The movie has real credibility issues. The whole town follows our "preacher" Glenn Ford to defeat the cattle ranchers.... it's just a pathetic ending to a promising story. But this isn't some lame television movie after all. Just wait until the 37 minute mark when you get to see a nude shot of a full breasted gal in bed with a bad guy. She gets out of bed and you also see her naked butt. My eyes fell out as in 1969 this sort of thing (esp. with Glenn Ford) was unheard of! The next scene this guy gets his pecker scissored off! Holy smokes! Then an indian girl gets raped! The idea of course is to make the bad guys really really bad. Of course as well Glenn Ford is made to be really really good. Good vs. Bad all over again and not disguised either. [img]http://c3.cduniverse.ws/resized/250x500/movie/824/8927824.jpg[/img] Well, despite this rather lame premise, Glenn Ford is great as usual as this gun packing preacher. It sort of reminds one of Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider, but its not a tale of revenge. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQChooQShcn-_F88B8TNnIO2mA6s473dnH074i0Rb_BRLzleihH[/img] An early shoot-out in the film There are a few exceedingly bad taste moments in this film revolving around an Indian daughter who wants the affection of Glenn Ford. The movie shows this obviously white girl with smeared mud on her face and perfectly white teeth being some sort of Hopi indian. It's preposterous and laughable today to see this, but it passed as ok in the day I am sure. SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvt88t-13Nw&list=PL521E89DD101C26ED&index=18 [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7dYDBGIkkReN6MrFdiE9bCVXlHuLuzpfI7N3WVz-4TXLoU0Va[/img] Cast Glenn Ford as Jim Killian Carolyn Jones as Madge McCloud Barbara Hershey as Leloopa John Anderson as Asa Beck David Carradine as Coke Beck J. D. Cannon as Mace Noah Beery, Jr. as Garvey William Bryant as Bart Paterson [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPBSerhBg4G76P6R8lYqLqCH-Bt7NUkyyFUX1F7UP2y4upHfJs[/img] Directed by Lee H. Katzin Produced by Frank King Maurice King Herman King (associate producer) Red Hershon (associate producer) Studio King Brothers Productions Distributed by MGM Release date(s) June 11, 1969 Running time 101 minutes Written by Richard Car Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review dave j Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (1969) Heaven With A Gun WESTERN Glenn Ford a professional gunfighter coming to an empty town with no sheriff or judge for that matter intending to open a church and be a pastor forced to settle a dispute between sheep and cattle men. 2 out of 4 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member On the whole I found this picture to be very entertaining! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Jim Killian (Glenn Ford) arrives in a small Arizona town hoping to establish a peaceful life as the local preacher, but he soon finds himself in the middle of a feud between sheep ranchers and cattlemen. Leloopa (Barbara Hershey), a young Native American woman, pleads for Killian's help after her shepherd father is hung by Coke Beck (David Carradine), the vicious son of the head cattle rancher. Killian must weigh his actions carefully lest he perpetuate the cycle of retribution and revenge.
      Director
      Lee H. Katzin
      Production Co
      King Brothers Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 7, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 41m
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