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An Eye for an Eye (1966)

Approved | | Western | June 1966 (USA)
A former bounty hunter teams up with a younger one, to track down and kill the wanted gang leader who murdered his wife and little boy.

Director:

Michael D. Moore (as Michael Moore)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lansing ... Talion
Patrick Wayne ... Benny Wallace (as Pat Wayne)
Slim Pickens ... Ike Slant
Gloria Talbott ... Bri Quince (as Gloria Talbot)
Paul Fix ... Brian Quince
Strother Martin ... Trumbull
Clint Howard ... Jo-Hi Quince
Rance Howard ... Harry
Henry Wills ... Charley Beetson
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Jonas Beetson
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Storyline

Talion is a retired bounty hunter with many enemies who still want him dead. When Talion is away from his farm three wanted men, Ike Slant and the Beetson brothers, burn Talion's farm after killing his wife and son. Talion returns to see his house ablaze and his family dead. He sets-out to track the bad guys and kill them. On the way he strikes a friendship with a young bounty hunter, Benny Wallace, who also is tracking the Slant gang. They join forces and come across a trading post, run by the Quinces, where they stay overnight. Talion falls in love with Quince's daughter, Bri. The next day they find the camp where the Beetson brothers are waiting for their leader to return. Talion and Benny Wallace set up an ambush and wait for Ike Slant to return to his gang. When Ike Slant finally shows up all hell breaks loose. Written by nufs68

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One man's eyes ...another man's hands ...between them they held the strangest gun in the west! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talion See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Circle Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Gloria Talbott. See more »

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Talion shoots a lever-action rifle multiple times without working the lever. See more »

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Did this inspire THE CRIPPLED MASTERS?
25 September 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Embassy Pictures was the RKO Pictures of its day - making "major studio" productions on lower budgets. In this case, VERY low - it's pretty obvious that it didn't take a lot of money (or time) to shoot this western! It starts off as a typical vengeance saga, though takes a twist when the two gunfighters are injured and must work more like a team than ever. Lansing (who greatly resembles Steve McQueen here) is okay, though a little subdued. Pat Wayne is pretty decent, and shows he could have had a bigger film career if he'd been given a chance. Slim Pickens is pretty hammy, though his character is written in a very simple-minded way, like you would expect a cowboy villain to be a few decades earlier. In fact, aside from the musical score (which has the flavor of those found in spaghetti westerns starting to come out around this time), the movie in its writing and directing greatly resembles many westerns filmed in the late '40s to early '50. Only really recommended for die-hard fans of westerns.


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