Welcome to Hard Times

Welcome to Hard Times

Director: Burt Kennedy Cast: Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Keenan Wynn

DVD (Full Frame)

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Long before he scored with the epic Ragtime, novelist E.L. Doctorow wrote a minor novel upon which this stark 1967 film is based. It was adapted for the screen by veteran western director Burt Kennedy. In a forlorn town called Hard Times in the Old West, a cowardly mayor, Will Blue (Henry Fonda), does little to protect the citizens from the rampages of a ruthless criminal known as The Man from Bodie (Aldo Ray). The cold-blooded killer gets away with murder -- and then he burns down the town as he leaves. The citizens rebuild, and a newcomer named Zar (Keenan Wynn) injects some life into the desolate place by opening a saloon that attracts a bevy of interesting women, including Molly Riordan (Janice Rule) and Adah (Janice Paige). However, things again look bleak when The Man from Bodie returns to town. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 02/09/2012
UPC: 0883316448113
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 25,232

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Henry Fonda Will Blue
Janice Rule Molly Riordan
Keenan Wynn Zar
Janis Paige Adah
John Anderson Ezra/Isaac Maple
Warren Oates Jenks
Fay Spain Jessie
Edgar Buchanan Brown
Aldo Ray Man from Bodie
Denver Pyle Alfie
Arlene Golonka Mae
Lon Chaney Avery
Royal Dano John Bear
Paul Birch Mr. Fee
Dan Ferrone Bert Albany
Paul Fix Maj. Munn
Elisha Cook Hanson
Kalen Liu China
Ann McCrea Flo
Bob Terhune 1st Drinker
Ron Burke Young miner
Alan Baxter Jack Millay
Michael Shea Jimmy Fee

Technical Credits
Burt Kennedy Director,Screenwriter
Carl Anderson Production Designer
George W. Davis Art Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Al Jennings Asst. Director
David Karr Producer
Franklin E. Milton Sound/Sound Designer
Hank Moonjean Associate Producer
Frank Roberts Costumes/Costume Designer
Aaron Stell Editor
Joseph J. Stone Set Decoration/Design
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Harry Sukman Score Composer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Max E. Youngstein Producer

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