Count Three and Pray

Count Three and Pray

Van Heflin
Director: George Sherman Cast: Van Heflin
Van Heflin
, Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
, Philip Carey
Philip Carey
George Sherman

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Overview

This laid-back western manages to deliver a full quota of action, an agreeable dash of sentiment, and quite a few three-dimensional characterizations. Van Heflin plays Luke Fargo, a Civil War veteran who returns to his Southern homeland to find his house destroyed, his crops burned out, and the local town under the thumb of "white trash" Vancey Huggins (Raymond Burr). In addition, Fargo is on the outs with the townsfolk because he fought for the Union instead of the Confederacy. Having grown weary of death and killing, Fargo hopes to start life anew as a minister, and to that end intends to rebuild the town's only church. Complicating matters is the presence of unkempt, hoydenish teenager Lissy (Joanne Woodward, in her film debut). Though Fargo's feelings for Lissy are basically paternal, the townsfolk, stirred up by Huggins, suspect the worst and prepare to drive the novice minister out of town. A happy--or at least satisfying--ending is reached through a series of logical events not often seen in "formula" westerns.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2019
UPC: 0043396560086
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Mod
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 20,586

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Van Heflin Luke Fargo
Joanne Woodward Lissy
Philip Carey Albert Loomis
Raymond Burr Yancey Huggins
Allison Hayes Georgina Decrais
Myron Healey Floyd Miller
Nancy Kulp Matty
James Griffith Swallow
Richard Webb Big
Robert Burton Bishop
Vince Townsend Colossus
John Cason Charlie Vancouver
Jean Willes Selma
Adrienne Marden Mrs. Swallow
Steve Raines Jake
Jim Hawkins Corey
Juney Ellis Lilly Mae
Kathryn Givney Mrs. Decrais

Technical Credits
George Sherman Director
George Duning Score Composer
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
William Lyon Editor
Herb Meadow Screenwriter
Ted Richmond Producer

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