Killers Three

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Killers Three is a motion picture crime drama produced in 1968 by Dick Clark Productions and released by American International Pictures starring Robert Walker, Jr., Diane Varsi and Dick Clark. Others in the cast include Norman Alden, Maureen Arthur, Tony York, Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens.

This western crime drama was written for the screen by Dick Clark and Michael Fisher. It was produced by Clark and directed by Bruce Kessler.

The soundtrack-album featured country singers Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens, Kay Adams, and Jack Clement. Haggard sings his own compositions including "Mama Tried".


Johnny Ward gets out of prison and returns to North Carolina to marry sweetheart Carol, with whom he has a 5-year-old son. Johnny and Carol decide to rob a local bootlegger's safe during a town picnic. Their accomplice is Roger, a former Army buddy of Johnny's with knowledge of explosives.

They blow the safe to get at the $250,000 inside, but the job goes horribly wrong. And during their escape, Johnny and Roger kill a law-enforcement official and several civilians.

At a diner, a sheriff, Carol's brother Charlie, spots the fugitives. In deference to his sister, Charlie gives them a 10-minute headstart before he contacts his fellow lawmen. But when emerging from a restroom, Roger doesn't realize who Charlie is and shoots him dead.

The police eventually surround the gang at a sawmill. During a shootout, Roger is gunned down and Carol is wounded. Johnny manages to get her back to the car and on the road, but she dies as the cops close in on him.


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