These Thousand Hills (1959)

These Thousand Hills (1959)

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Don Murray stars as a humble cowboy with aspirations for bigger things. He borrows money from his dance-hall girlfriend Lee Remick to buy a ranch, then dumps Remick in favor of banker's daughter Patricia Owens. Murray runs for political office, and in so doing is compelled to join a posse in search of his best friend Stuart Whitman, who has turned rustler. Anxious not to compromise his climb to the top, Murray stands by in silence as Whitman is lynched. In the end, however, Murray regains his essential decency when he is shot while trying to protect his ex-girlfriend Remick from bullying land baron Richard Egan. Based on a novel by A. B. Guthrie Jr., These Thousand Hills may look and sound like a western, but it has "film noir" written all over it.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Western
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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Cast

Don Murray
as Albert Gallatin 'Lat' Evans
Lee Remick
as Callie
Stuart Whitman
as Tom Ping
Albert Dekker
as Conrad
Harold J. Stone
as Ram Butler
Royal Dano
as Carmichael
Douglas Fowley
as Whitney
Fuzzy Knight
as Sally, the Cook
Robert Alder
as Godwin
Barbara Morrison
as Miss Fran
Ned Wever
as Gorham
Ken Renard
as Happy
Steve Darrell
as McLean
Tom Greenway
as Chanault
Frank Lavier
as Little Runner
Nelson Leigh
as Brother Van
Ben Wright
as Frenchy
John Epper
as Swede
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Critic Reviews for These Thousand Hills

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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A superior oater.

Full Review… | March 18, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for These Thousand Hills

½

Average western with advantage of good cast. Don Murray is okay in the lead, he never really had that elusive something to be a great movie star but is a fine actor. The supporting cast is full of familiar faces that all provide excellent work, the real standout is Lee Remick who offers up a delicately shaded perfomance of a girl whose life has been full of bad breaks and hard luck. It a shame her part is relatively small since she's the most compelling character and actor in the film. The color and cinematography is also noteworthy. Not a bad movie just not great.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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