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The Burning Hills

Released Aug 23, 1956 1h 34m Western List
Reviews 47% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Cattle rancher Trace Jordan (Tab Hunter) discovers the dead body of his brother and seeks out Joe Sutton (Ray Teal), the cattle baron he knows killed him. Jordan kills Sutton in an act of self-defense during a shoot-out, but is also wounded and flees. He attempts to escape as Sutton's henchmen pursue him, and is soon joined by a half-Mexican woman named Maria (Natalie Wood), whose father had also been killed by Sutton. Eventually Sutton's men find them, and a confrontation occurs. Read More Read Less

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Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal OK Western but you could do much better. Rated: 3/5 Sep 1, 2006 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews What remains solid is the revenge motive, it never strays from that theme. Rated: C Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Hasn't aged great but still entertaining. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review michele a Natalie Wood as a Mexican ,far from believable.Too many gun fights. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Tab Hunter is good. Natalie Wood still needs more practice. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Kind of like "Young Guns" for the 1950s with teen heartthrobs Tab Hunter and Natalie Woods (horribly miscast as a Mexican) in a young lovers on the run (sort of) western. It's not terrible, though Woods' accent is terrible and was nearly dubbed over by another actress according to Hunter's autobiography, but it's a pretty dull Louis L'Amour western adaptation. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member great performances from it's leads don't keep "burning hills" from being a mostly boring and unoriginal western. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member ok western but i've seen much better (& worse) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Cattle rancher Trace Jordan (Tab Hunter) discovers the dead body of his brother and seeks out Joe Sutton (Ray Teal), the cattle baron he knows killed him. Jordan kills Sutton in an act of self-defense during a shoot-out, but is also wounded and flees. He attempts to escape as Sutton's henchmen pursue him, and is soon joined by a half-Mexican woman named Maria (Natalie Wood), whose father had also been killed by Sutton. Eventually Sutton's men find them, and a confrontation occurs.
Director
Stuart Heisler
Producer
Richard Whorf
Screenwriter
Irving Wallace
Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 23, 1956, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 11, 2017
Runtime
1h 34m
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