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« on: May 24, 2010, 05:05:12 PM »

This has Glenn ford as a gun-toting (and shooting) preacher (guess that), trying to bring peace to a cattle vs. sheep (again, after The Sheepman ) owners feud. The strange thing is that this "let's be good Christians and love each other" movie is full of violence and, for a Ford's movie, sex (rape and female skin). Barbara Hershey plays an half-breed Indian raped by Carradine (very good as the usual troublemaker son of the cattle king) : unfortunately we are not served her T&A, only a Hannie Caulder treatment of her body. But the T (and what ones!) &A are fully delivered by Angelique Pettyjohn. That makes me absolve the movie anyway and give it a 7\10 because I'll surely rewatch Angelique's nude sequence on a lonely night. Thev rest is nothing you haven't seen before, with the added minus of Caroline Jones' bloated face.

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 05:10:01 PM »

never heard of it.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 06:13:50 AM »

Adding my bit.

You gotta doctor in this town? Go get him!

Heaven with a Gun is directed by Lee Katzin and written by Richard Carr. it stars Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones, Barbara Hershey, John Anderson, David Carradine, J.D. Cannon and Noah Beery Jr. Music is by Johnny Mandel and the Metrocolor/Panavision cinematography is by Fred Koenekamp.

This is a good ole late 1960s Oater, not one to rush out and see immediately, or quickly part with your cash to buy or rent - or go out and steal. But it has Glenn Ford, who maybe in the twilight of his career, but still a bad mutha with gun, shovel and a pulpit! Yep, the punching preacher indeed.

Lambs to the slaughter.

It's the town of Vinegarroon and a war is raging between cattle and sheep breeders. Into this walks Jim Killian (Ford), a famed gunfighter who has come to build a church and preach the bible. However, Pastor Jim is not afraid to use his guns in the name of the Lord!

The God Squad.

It is what it is in that respect, the cheeky kicker here is that Killian is unorthodox in his methods, anyone wanting to come to church will be guaranteed safety, important since Killian is trying to convince the cattle and sheep barons that they can co-exist, that the animals (all God's creatures of course) can do it, and thus so can the humans. Naturally some are more keen to give it a try than others - cue intimidation and bloodshed, Killian clearly has his work cut out here...

The musical score is a touch out of place, one big turn of events feels completely unnecessary, while the delectable Hershey works hard but never comes close to convincing as a girl of Indian blood. Converseley the Arizona locales are nicely prominent, while Anderson does his stuff, Carradine fits well as a dastard hot-head and Beery Junior is a reassuring presence. As is Ford, a Western actor that fans can rely on, to feel safe around, it is he that keeps this on the good side of good. 7/10

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