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Three Violent People (1957)





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Set in the American West after the Civil War, this drama is the pull-no-punches story of a lethal family feud. Colt Saunders (Charlton Heston) fought for the Confederacy in the war, and he returns to his family's Texas cattle ranch after impulsively marrying Lorna Hunter (Anne Baxter) following a very short courtship. During the war, Mexican foreman Innocencio (Gilbert Roland) and his sons have run the ranch. Colt's one-armed brother, Cinch (Tom Tryon), who hasn't been much of a help, wants Colt to give him money for his part of the land. When Colt refuses to give him gold in exchange for his share of the inheritance, Cinch launches a scheme to sell the place to a wealthy Northerner. Colt chafes at the notion of selling to a former enemy. Lorna gets pregnant with their first child, and Colt then discovers that she once worked as a prostitute. Soon after, a plot to kill Colt is unleashed.

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Anne Baxter
as Lorna Hunter Saunders
Charlton Heston
as Capt. Colt Saunders
Gilbert Roland
as Innocencio Ortega, Grand Vacaro
Bruce Bennett
as Commissioner Harrison
Tom Tryon
as Cinch Saunders
Elaine Stritch
as Ruby LaSalle
Peter Hanson
as Lt. Marr
Roy Engel
as Carpetbagger
Don Dunning
as Carpetbagger
Paul Levitt
as Bartender
Robert Arthur
as One-Legged Confederate Soldier
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Unappealing character driven Western set in the post-Civil War Texas.

January 4, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Heston delivers a rugged, compelling performance...

August 3, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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