A TIME FOR KILLING
aka The Long Ride Home
DIRECTED BY PHIL KARLSON/ ROGER CORMAN
PRODUCED BY HARRY JOE BROWN
COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION
Information from IMDb
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 who has a message 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.
Written by Maurice VanAuken
Inger Stevens ... Emily Biddle
Glenn Ford ... Maj. Tom Wolcott
Paul Petersen ... Blue Lake
Timothy Carey ... Billy Cat
Kenneth Tobey ... Sgt. Cleehan
Richard X. Slattery ... Cpl. Paddy Darling
Harrison Ford ... Lt Shaffer (as Harrison J. Ford)
Kay E. Kuter ... Owelson
Dick Miller ... Zollicoffer
Emile Meyer ... Col. Harries
Marshall Reed ... Stedner
George Hamilton ... Capt. Dorrit Bentley
Max Baer Jr. ... Sgt. Luther Liskell (as Max Baer)
Todd Armstrong ... Lt. 'Pru' Prudessing
Duke Hobbie ... Lt. Frist
Harry Dean Stanton ... Sgt. Dan Way (as Dean Stanton)
James Davidson ... Little Mo
Charlie Briggs ... Sgt. Kettlinger
Craig Curtis ... Bagnef
Jay Ripley ... Cpl. Timothy Dwight Lovingwood
Dean Goodhill ... Bruce
Peter Ford ... (uncredited)
Eddie Smith ... Union Soldier (uncredited)
Nelson Wolford (novel "The Southern Blade") and
Shirley Wolford (novel "The Southern Blade")
Harry Joe Brown wrote a personal check to Columbia Pictures for $1,000,000
to cover the costs of going over budget.
First credited film role of Harrison Ford.
Early on, the Union and Confederate troopers are armed with single shot breech loading carbines, but in the final battle scene, all of a sudden, everyone is armed with Winchester repeating rifles that do not exist in 1865.
When Emily tries to escape horseback, and hits Capt Bentley with a sword, the blade can be seen bending and flopping.
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