Classic Westerns Collection (DVD)
The Hanged Man, The Deadly Companions, The Gunfighters and
The Hanged Man
starring STEVE FORREST, BARBARA LUNA and CAMERON MITCHELL directed by MICHAEL CAFFEY
Infamous gunslinger James Devlin is hanged for murder but survives his own execution, coming back to life on the undertaker's table. He believes he has been given a second life, a chance to redeem himself and make amends for his earlier failings. Opportunity for redemption comes his way in the form of a widow and her young son who are victims of a local businessman, Lew Halleck, eager to own their mine by whatever means necessary. Halleck is about to learn that a professional gunslinger is an unenviable foe but a gunslinger that can t be killed is unstoppable.
The Deadly Companions
starring MAUREEN O'HARA, BRIAN KEITH, STEVE COCHRAN and CHILL WILLS directed by SAM PECKINPAH
Brian Keith stars as Yellowleg, a scarred civil war veteran who with two companions, the grizzled Turk and cocky gunslinger Billy Keplinger, ride to Gila City with the intention of heisting a bank. Before they can execute their plan, they are involved in a shoot-out and a stray bullet from Yellowleg's gun kills the son of cabaret dancer Kit Tilden (Maureen O Hara). Already an outcast in the city, Kit decides to leave and bury her son alongside his father in the town of Siringo, a ghost town which can only be reached through Apache territory.
starring GEORGE KENNEDY, ART HINDLE, REINER SCHOENE and TONY ADDABBO directed by CLAY BORRIS
Matt, Cole and Dutch Everett are a hard working family struggling to make an honest living during tough times in the Old West. Deke Turner is the reason for the trouble, a ruthless landowner determined to have the Everetts ranch, by whatever means necessary. When the youngest member of the family Matt kills one of Deke s men in self-defence, Turner seizes the opportunity to frame him for murder. Dubbed the Kansas Kid, Matt is rescued from custody by Cole and Dutch but now all three are wanted men, each with a price on their head.
The Proud and Damned
starring CHUCK CONNORS, ARON KINCAID and CESAR ROMERO directed by FERDE GROFFE JR
Will Hansen and his men are rowdy Confederate veterans who stumble into a local revolution in South America during 1870. General Martinez hires them to check out the defences in the rebellious town of San Carlo, a small and peaceful community coveted by the General. Greeted warmly by the quiet town, the men quickly discover they are working for the wrong side and decide to stand and fight in support of San Carlo in a bloody battle that they may not survive.
Rage at Dawn
starring RANDOLPH SCOTT, FORREST TUCKER and MALA POWERS directed by TIM WHELAN
The Reno brothers are wanted men! After years of murder, robbery and terrorising the inhabitants of a small western town, the citizens have had enough and send for outside help. It arrives in the shape of James Barlow, a law-enforcement officer sent to infiltrate the Reno gang and bring them to justice. Barlow poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the crooked town officials and the Reno gang. Events soon turn nasty when Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery but all doesn't go to plan.
starring JOHN BARRYMORE JR, CHILL WILLS, JOHN ARCHER, LOIS BUTLER, KRISTINE MILLER and JACK ELAM directed by ALAN LE MAY
The residents of an isolated cattle ranch have their quiet and peaceful lives turned upside down when a young drifter is found on their property in the dead of night. The boy claims a local merchant stolen money from him and so, with the help of two strangers, he killed the alleged thief. A mysterious and unsettling drama unfolds as, upon describing his accomplices, the locals realise he's talking about two men they know... but who died 15 years ago. Did the young man really carry out the crime or can the ghosts of two dead cowboys be guilty of murder?
Running Time: 520 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 20 Jun. 2011