Killer Cain (1969)

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Killer Cain: Directed by Robert Sparr. With Clint Walker, Vincent Price, Anne Francis, Paul Hampton. Released from prison after 18 years, notorious gunslinger ‘Killer’ Cain is a peaceful reformed man but the Old West has died and he cannot adapt to the modern West where some unpaid moral debts and old troubles resurface.

“More Dead Than Alive (1969) u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e** 1/2 (out of 4)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNotorious gunslinger u0026quot;Killeru0026quot; Cain (Clint Walker) gets out of prison after eighteen years for killing a man and he canu0026#39;t quite learn to deal with the current times. He ends up working for a traveling show ran by Dan Ruffalo (Vincent Price) who makes money showing off gunfighters from the past. Before long Cainu0026#39;s past is trying to catch up with him and a young kid (Paul Hampton) who becomes jealous.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMORE DEAD THAN ALIVE is certainly a flawed picture but at the same time itu0026#39;s one thatu0026#39;s very much worth watching if youu0026#39;re a fan of the genre. The strange thing about this picture is that fact that itu0026#39;s incredibly old-fashioned and you have to wonder why the studio would make a picture like this when the various Italian Spaghetti Westerns were taking over theaters. Was this an attempt to try and milk money out of people who werenu0026#39;t happy with the new style?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWith that being said, what I enjoyed most about this picture were the performances, which I found to be excellent. Walker dose an excellent job in the lead role as a man wanting to get away from his past and not return to violence. I thought Walker was very believable in the role and he certainly made the character someone you cared for. Price is wonderfully delightful in his role as the carnival barker who always has the smart thing to say. Anne Francis does a good job in the role of the love interest and thereu0026#39;s no question that Hampton is great as the villain.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe filmu0026#39;s plot is pretty predictable and Iu0026#39;d argue that the film really doesnu0026#39;t do anything original. The story of a bad man trying to stay out of trouble really isnu0026#39;t anything original and thereu0026#39;s certainly nothing fresh done with it here. The film does go on a bit too long but as I said there are quite a few very good things about it. Not only the performances but you get some nice cinematography, some great locations and thereu0026#39;s no doubt that the film is fun for what it is.”


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