The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Legend of Tom Dooley1959

The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959)





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An old folk-song provides the inspiration for this grim western that centers on a Confederate officer who with his gang, robs a Union stage and murders two soldiers. He did this because he believed the war was still raging. When he learns it is over, he and his men flee to the south to escape. Before they go, he marries his Yankee lover. Unfortunately she gets killed and he gets a date with the hangman's noose.


Michael Landon
as Tom Dooley
Jo Morrow
as Laura
Richard Rust
as Country Boy
Jack Hogan
as Charlie Grayson
Ken Lynch
as Father
Ralph Moody
as Doc Henry
John Cliff
as Lieutenant
Gary Hunley
as The Kid
Jeff Morris
as Confederate Soldier
Juney Ellis
as 1st Old Maid
Maudie Prickett
as 2nd Old Maid
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Critic Reviews for The Legend of Tom Dooley

All Critics (2)

Evidently the hit-parade ballad came first and the movie second; but the final results are better than the wary customer might normally expect.

October 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Predictable but pleasing.

April 11, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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