From Hell to Texas (1958)

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    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

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    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 7 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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

    Quote from jo

    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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