A Time for Dying (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Time for Dying (1969)




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This unique western centers on an innocent farm boy with a talent for handling guns who decides to make it big. He begins as a bounty hunter. Later he encounters a crazed gunslinger and ends up fatally shot. Before the fateful encounter, the young man is visited by a number of mythical western heroes including Judge Roy Bean, seen as a sentimental drunk, and Jesse James who gives the boy some good advice. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Richard Lapp
as Cass Bunning
Victor Jory
as Judge Roy Bean
Audie Murphy
as Jesse James
Anne Randall
as Nellie Winters
Bob Random
as Billy Pimple
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Critic Reviews for A Time for Dying

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

The production values are strictly TV (flat lighting, crummy sets), and the actors fail to give their characters any credibility.

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

It's to Mr. Boetticher's credit that, in spite of these large failings, A Time for Dying is a fascinating film, a fit subject for further research.

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Too slight, too flat and too unintentionally ludicrous.

May 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The script hints at deep themes, but it's cheap-looking and was clearly made in a hurry.

May 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A superior Western made by a great filmmaker.

May 13, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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