From Hell to Texas (1958)

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    • From Hell to Texas (1958)

      aka Manhunt



      Plot Summary
      The naive cowboy Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of the powerful land baron Hunter Boyd.
      Tod runs for his life, pursued by the dead man's vengeful brothers. Tod shelters on the ranch of Amos Bradley and he falls in love with his daughter Juanita. However, Tod is concerned that he'll eventually have to leave when his pursuers catch up with him.
      Written by Robert

      Don Murray ... Tod Lohman
      Diane Varsi ... Juanita Bradley
      Chill Wills ... Amos Bradley
      Dennis Hopper ... Tom Boyd
      R.G. Armstrong ... Hunter Boyd
      Jay C. Flippen ... Jake Leffertfinger
      Margo ... Mrs. Bradley
      John Larch ... Hal Carmody
      Ken Scott ... Otis Boyd
      Rodolfo Acosta ... Bayliss
      Salvador Baguez ... Cardito
      Harry Carey Jr. ... Trueblood
      Jerry Oddo ... Morgan
      José Torvay ... Miguel
      Malcolm Atterbury ... Hotel Clerk
      and many more...

      Henry Hathaway

      Writing Credits
      Robert Buckner ... (screenplay) and
      Wendell Mayes ... (screenplay)
      Charles O. Locke ... (book)

      Robert Buckner ... producer

      Daniele Amfitheatrof

      Wilfred M. Cline ... director of photography (as Wilfrid M. Cline)

      According to myth, Dennis Hopper required 85 retakes for one scene, causing director Henry Hathaway
      to yell at him, "You'll never work in this town again!" and that it was ten years before Hopper
      obtained another major role.
      Don Murray, however, has stated that this never occurred, and in fact,
      Hopper worked steadily through the 1960s, including twice more with Hathaway:
      The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) and True Grit (1969).

      Although the story takes place in the Old West of the 19th Century, Diane Varsi sports an up-to-the-minute 1958 D.A. hairstyle.

      Plot holes
      Indians took both saddle horses, but later Tod rides into Magdalena or Socorro, with Carmody's horse.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
      Death Valley, California, USA
      Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Bishop, California, USA
      Hot Creek, Inyo National Forest, California, USA

      Watch the Movie

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • From Hell to Texas (1958)

      From Hell to Texas is a 1958 film directed by
      Henry Hathaway and starring Don Murray and Diane Varsi
      The supporting cast features Chill Wills and Dennis Hopper.
      It is based on the novel, The Hell-Bent Kid, by Charles O. Locke.

      Hathaway has described the editing of From Hell to Texas in an oral history conducted by Rudy Behlmer.
      It describes the role of Barbara McLean, then the head of the editing department at 20th Century Fox

      Look out for Duke 'Pals',Chill Wills, Dennis Hopper,Jay C. Flippen,Harry Carey Jr.

      User Review

      Good storyline, good unaffected young actors.
      1 September 2001 | by Johanna Jackson

      jo wrote:

      This western has all the elements that make it highly watchable. It is fast paced and full of action, has interesting characters you care about and romance but not too much and good plotting. The casting is excellent especially with Murray in the lead and one has to wonder why it is sitting on a shelf somewhere while lesser films are on video and TV and shown repeatedly. The unavailability of this film and other good films make me wonder what the selection process involves and who makes the decisions that govern what we ultimately view. There are not many votes for "From Hell To Texas" but in my opinion that is because many have never had the chance to view it in the first place. On the other hand many mediocre films have many votes probably because they are available rather than of quality. I can think of at least half a dozen films that fall in the same category. There should be some better method of resurrecting films like "From Hell To Texas" so that generations behind me can at least have the opportunity to know that a film like this even exists.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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