More Dead Than Alive

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More Dead Than Alive
More Dead Than Alive poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed by Robert Sparr
Produced by Aubrey Schenck
Hal Klein
Written by George Schenck
Starring Clint Walker
Vincent Price
Anne Francis
Music by Philip Springer
Cinematography Jack Marquette
Edited by John F. Schreyer
Aubrey Schenck Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
January 15, 1969
Running time
101 min.
Country United States
Language English

More Dead Than Alive is a 1969 film directed by Robert Sparr and produced by Aubrey Schenck. It was filmed at Agua Dulce, California.[1]


A murderer named Cain (Clint Walker) is released from prison after 18 years and wants to settle down as a rancher without ever having to touch a gun again. But no one will give him a job and people are after him for his earlier crimes. He finally takes an offer from a showman named Ruffalo (Vincent Price) to perform as "Killer Cain" in his traveling shooting show. However, after 18 years without practice, Cain is not as good as he once was with a gun. Cain tries to find redemption and peace when he falls in love with Monica Alton (Anne Francis), an artist from the east who came out west to paint. Yet Cain's reputation continues to dog him as past enemies (Mike Henry) try to settle old scores and a young gunslinger (Paul Hampton) looking to make his reputation by killing Cain.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Clint Walker Cain
Vincent Price Dan Ruffalo
Anne Francis Monica Alton
Paul Hampton Billy
Mike Henry Luke Santee
William Woodson Warden

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewer Howard Thompson of The New York Times praised Walker's performance in the movie, but did not care for the movie, and called Paul Hampton an "incredibly poor young actor."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ More Dead Than Alive (1969) - Filming locations
  2. ^ Thompson, Howard (May 1, 1969). "Movie Review - More Dead Than Alive - 'Dead' Western -". Retrieved March 27, 2011. 

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