Western triple bill. ‘Backlash’ (1956) sees Jim Slater (Richard Widmark) searching for the sole survivor from the Apache ambush at Gila Valley, in which his father died. On his travels, he comes across Karyl Orton (Donna Reed) who is also looking for answers into the disappearance of her husband. However, complications occur as they find themselves in danger in the Arizona desert. In ‘Bullet for a Bad Man’ (1964), Logan Keliher (Audie Murphy), a former Texas Ranger who is framed for murder, escapes from prison and goes on the run in an attempt to prove his innocence. ‘The Glory Guns’ (1965) was adapted from Hoffman Birney’s novel, ‘The Dice of God’, and co-directed by Sam Peckinpah (he was later replaced by director Arnold Laven). Tom Tryon stars as Captain Demas Harrod, who, along with his faithful scout Sol Rogers (Harve Presnell), is placed under the tyrannical command of Indian-hating General Frederick McCabe (Andrew Duggan). Senta Berger co-stars as Lou Woodard, the pretty young woman over whom the two soldiers have an ongoing rivalry.
Titles Comprise: Bullet For A Badman: A former Texas Ranger framed for murder escapes from prison and goes on the run in an attempt to prove his innocence. Glory Guns: Backlash: Legendary Hollywood director John Sturges breathed new life into the western and brought it to another level of greatness with landmark movies such The Magnificent Seven and Gunfight At The O.K Corral. He also proved himself to be master of action/drama with the equally iconic The Eagle Has Landed and The Great Escape. John Sturges expertly manages to bring all these elements together for Backlash a highly original unconventional western brimming with tense violent action and a plot riddled with mystery and suspense. Backlash features Richard Widmark the menacing and unforgettable star of film noir masterpieces such as Kiss Of Death and Panic In The Streets. Co-stars accomplished actress Donna Reed most renowned for her popular roles in It’s A Wonderful Life and From Here To Eternity. Backlash tells the story of one man’s journey in search of his estranged father and one woman’s attempt to discover the truth behind the disappearance of her husband both of whom were possibly the victims of a brutal Apache massacre. But the Arizona desert is a harsh merciless and unforgiving landscape filled with deadly secrets and few survivors.