A Time for Killing

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A Time for Killing
A Time for Killing film poster
Directed by Phil Karlson
Roger Corman (uncredited)
Written by Nelson Wolford
Shirley Wolford
Starring Glenn Ford
George Hamilton
Inger Stevens
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • 1967 (1967)
Running time
88 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million[1]

A Time for Killing is a 1967 Western film started by Roger Corman but finished by Phil Karlson, and starring Glenn Ford, George Hamilton, Inger Stevens and a young Harrison Ford (credited as Harrison J. Ford) in his first film role.[2] The film was Glenn Ford's one hundredth.


During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison and head for the Mexican border. Along the way, they kill a Union courier bearing the news that the war is over. Keeping the message a secret, the captain has his men go on and they soon find themselves in a battle with the Union search party who also is unaware of the war's end.



The film originally began under the title The Long Ride Home and was to be directed by Roger Corman from a script by Robert Towne. However Corman was replaced by Karlson before filming began.[1]


  1. ^ a b Beverly Gray, Roger Corman: Blood Sucking Vampires, Flesh Eating Cockroaches and Driller Killers, AZ Ferris 2014 p 65-66
  2. ^ Duke, Brad. Harrison Ford: The Films. USA: McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-4048-1. 

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