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Burt Kennedy

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Date of Birth:
3 September 1922Muskegon, Michigan, USA

Date of Death:
15 February 2001Sherman Oaks, California, USA  (cancer)

Short Biography:
American screenwriter and director--particularly of westerns--Burt Kennedy was the son of performers. He was part of their act, "The Dancing Kennedys", from infancy. He served in World War II as a cavalry officer and was highly decorated. After the war he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, but was ousted after one play as an actor for missing rehearsal. He found a job writing radio programs such as "Hash Knife Hartley" and "The Used Story Lot", then used his army fencing training to land work as a stunt fencer in films. Kennedy was hired to write 13 scripts for a proposed television program, "Juan and Diablo", with plans for John Wayne's Batjac Co. contract player Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez to star. The show was never produced, but Kennedy was kept on at Batjac to write films for producer Wayne. His initial effort, Seven Men from Now (1956), was a superb western, the first of the esteemed collaboration between director Budd Boetticher and star Randolph Scott. Kennedy wrote most of that series, as well as a number of others for Batjac, although it would be nearly 20 years before Wayne actually appeared in the film of a Kennedy script. In 1960 Kennedy got his first job as director on a western, The Canadians (1961), but it was a critical failure. He turned to television where he wrote and directed episodes of Lawman (1958), The Virginian (1962) and most notably Combat! (1962). He returned to films in 1965 with the successful The Rounders (1965), later producing and directing the pilot for the TV series of the same name.

His output since then has consisted of a number of popular Westerns, both theatrical and for television, as well as an occasional non-Western, but always with his trademark humor and stylish dialogue.

White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

# 03813 IMDb

White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

TaglineAn adventure in obsession...

By Clint Eastwood

Adventure, Drama, Action (1h 50min)

USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 9,662 votes on 20-Jun-18.

1 nomination

The world famous movie director John Huston has gone to Africa to make his next movie. He is an obstinate, contrary director who'd rather hunt elephants than takes care of his crew or movie. He has become obsessed with one particular elephant and cares for nothing else.

The Train Robbers (1973)

# 01216 IMDb

The Train Robbers (1973)

TaglineThe gold or the grave. The young widow could lead them to either.

By Burt Kennedy

Western (1h 32min)

USA USA

Rated 6.4 after 3,805 votes on 04-Oct-16.

A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.

Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

# 12669 IMDb

Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

TaglineThe story of a man who took the law into his own finger!

By Burt Kennedy

Comedy, Romance, Western (1h 31min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 3,951 votes on 06-Apr-17.

James Garner plays a ladies' man who ends up on the run from a conquest. He has an embarrassing problem that requires a doctor, but that is not immediately disclosed. He and a town barsweep form a plot to impersonate a well known gunfighter so that Garner can pay off his debts and skip town before the soon to come arrival of the real gunfighter. The cast is almost identical to Support Your Local (...)

Hannie Caulder (1971)

# 08834 IMDb

Hannie Caulder (1971)

TaglineThere was a notch on her gun for every man she got!

By Burt Kennedy

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Western (1h 25min)

UK UK

Rated 6.4 after 1,781 votes on 10-Aug-16.

Hannie enlists the aid of bounty hunter Tom Price to teach her how to be a gunfighter so she can hunt down the 3 men who killed her husband and raped her.

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)

# 14769 IMDb PG | TV-PG | M 

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)

TaglineThe last of The Wildest Bunch shoots it out with a new breed of gunslinging glory-seekers.

By Burt Kennedy

Comedy, Western (1h 31min)

USA USA

Rated 6.2 after 975 votes on 31-Jul-18.

Marshal Flagg, an aging lawman about to be retired, hears that his old nemesis, the outlaw McKaye, is back in the area and planning a robbery. Riding out to hunt down McKaye, Flagg is captured by McKaye's gang and finds out that McKaye is no longer the leader of the gang, but is considered just an aging relic by the new leader, a youngster named Waco. Waco orders Mackaye to shoot Flagg, and when (...)

Young Billy Young (1969)

# 14637 IMDb G 

Young Billy Young (1969)

TaglineBilly better learn fast...or die young!

By Burt Kennedy

Action, Romance, Western (1h 29min)

USA USA

Rated 5.7 after 844 votes on 08-Jul-18.

A peace-loving man named Ben Kane takes a job as deputy marshal of Lordsburg, in the old West. Kane is no lawman, but he accepts the badge because he has an old score to settle with the town's chief trouble-maker. Once on the job, Kane must also deal with a young sharpshooter named Billy Young and a sharp and sassy saloon dancer, Lily.

Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

# 08713 IMDb

Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

By Burt Kennedy

Comedy, Western (1h 32min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.5 after 8,678 votes on 01-Aug-18.

3 nominations

McCullough is "passing through on my way to Australia" when he takes a job in a gold rush town. After a startling display of marksmanship he immediately arrests the youngest son of the evil landowner (Danby). A battle of hired guns begins as McCullough continues to tame the town and defeat the gunslingers with a combination of skill and wit.

Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

# 12733 IMDb

Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

TaglineA town can be killed by a bullet...just like a man!

By Burt Kennedy

Drama, Western (1h 43min)

USA USA

Rated 6.0 after 1,201 votes on 10-Jul-18.

In the town of Hard Times, a stranger rides in and terrorizes the small settlement. He kills a number of townsfolk, including Fee, the town's founder. Mayor Will Blue fails to stand up to the man, who rapes saloon whore Molly and burns down the town. Blue promises to rebuild the town after the stranger rides on, but the townsfolk give up and leave. A wagon load of prostitutes led by "entrepeneur" (...)

The War Wagon (1967)

# 10853 IMDb

The War Wagon (1967)

TaglineThe War Wagon Rolls And The Screen Explodes!

By Burt Kennedy

Western (1h 36min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 6,495 votes on 16-Oct-16.

1 win

Taw Jackson returns from prison having survived being shot, to the ranch and gold that Frank Pierce stole from him. Jackson makes a deal with Lomax, the man who shot him 5 years ago to join forces against Pierce and steal a large gold shipment. The shipments are transported in the War Wagon, an armored stage coach that is heavily guarded. The two of them become the key players in the caper to (...)

Return of the Seven (1966)

# 07565 IMDb

Return of the Seven (1966)

TaglineBetween the law and the lawless - SEVEN again... MAGNIFICENT again!

By Burt Kennedy

Western (1h 35min)

USA USA, Spain Spain

Rated 5.5 after 3,097 votes on 01-Aug-18.

Nominated for Oscar

Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out Chris, the leader of The Seven for help. Chris also meets Vin another member of The Seven. They find four other men and they go to help Chico.

The Rounders (1965)

# 13849 IMDb

The Rounders (1965)

By Burt Kennedy

Comedy, Western (1h 25min)

USA USA

Rated 6.3 after 1,224 votes on 07-Aug-17.

Ben and Howdy are a couple of aging cowboys who bust broncos out of Sedona for Jim Ed Love, a slick operator if ever there was one. Sisters, Meg and Agatha, have their eyes on Ben and Howdy, but the boys aren't ready to settle down yet. They spend the winter in the high country corralling more than 100 stray cattle at $7 a head for Jim Ed. Most years, they blow their winter pay in one spring (...)

The Money Trap (1965)

# 13359 IMDb

The Money Trap (1965)

TaglineSHE'S SO EXPENSIVE...He had to pay for her with a gun!

By Burt Kennedy

Crime, Drama, Thriller (1h 31min)

USA USA

Rated 6.4 after 522 votes on 23-Feb-17.

Joe Baron is a cop with money problems that seem solved when Joe is assigned to a burglary case involving half a million dollars stolen from a doctor office's safe.The very rich doctor Dr. Horace Van Tilden managed to shoot the intruder during the burglary but the thief is still breathing when the two cops arrive on the scene.On the way to the hospital the burglar reveals to Joe Baron that his (...)

Comanche Station (1960)

# 07885 IMDb

Comanche Station (1960)

TaglineSHE WAS WORTH $5000 ALIVE...OR DEAD!

By Budd Boetticher

Western (1h 14min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 2,575 votes on 16-Aug-18.

Loner Cody trades with the Comanches to get a white girl released. He is joined on his way back to the girl's husband by an outlaw and his sidekicks. It turns out there is a large reward for the return of the girl, and with the Indians on the warpath and the outlaw being an old enemy of Cody's, things are set for several showdowns.

Ride Lonesome (1959)

# 07828 IMDb

Ride Lonesome (1959)

By Budd Boetticher

Western (1h 13min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 3,563 votes on 31-Jul-18.

A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter, who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post, where he saves the manager's wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely. However, the Indian attacks persist, the outlaws plan to take Billy for themselves, tempted by the offer of (...)

Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

# 07745 IMDb

Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

TaglineDOUBLE HANGING -- DOUBLE THRILLS!

By Budd Boetticher

Western (1h 18min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 1,715 votes on 10-Jun-18.

On his way home to West Texas, Tom Buchanan rides into the Californian border town of Agry, and into a feud between several members of the Agry family. In helping out a Mexican seeking revenge on one of them, Buchanan finds himself against the whole family.

The Tall T (1957)

# 07667 IMDb

The Tall T (1957)

TaglineTaut! Torrid! Tremendous! T Is for Terror!

By Budd Boetticher

Western (1h 18min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.4 after 3,527 votes on 13-Jun-18.

1 win

Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension builds over the next 24 hours as Usher (...)

Seven Men from Now (1956)

# 05222 IMDb

Seven Men from Now (1956)

By Budd Boetticher

Western (1h 18min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.6 after 3,350 votes on 12-Oct-16.

1 nomination

Ex-sheriff Ben Stride tracks the seven men who held up a Wells Fargo office and killed his wife. Stride is tormented by the fact that his own failure to keep his job was the cause of his wife's working in the express office and thus he is partly responsible for her death. Stride encounters a married couple heading west for California and helps them. Along the way they are joined by two (...)

The Secret Fury (1950)

# 07076 IMDb

The Secret Fury (1950)

TaglineCould she kill and kiss and not remember?

By Mel Ferrer

Drama, Mystery, Film-Noir (1h 25min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 447 votes on 06-Jun-16.

During the ceremony marrying Ellen and David, a stranger stands up when that phrase "if anyone knows why these two may not be joined..." is spoken. The stranger announces that Ellen is already married. Ellen however insists she is not, and the strain of proving she is telling the truth pushes her mind towards a breakdown and results in the death of the man she has supposedly already married (...)

The Three Musketeers (1948)

# 02402 IMDb

The Three Musketeers (1948)

TaglineMightiest of All Romantic Adventures! ...Storming it's way to the screen with unbelievable excitement!

By George Sidney

Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance (2h 05min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.2 after 4,728 votes on 25-May-17.

Nominated for Oscar

The hectic adventures of D'Artagnan, a young provincial noble who just comes to Paris to enter the musketeers. He will meet action, love, hate, the king and the queen as his impetuousness gets him involved in political plots... and of course virile and indestructible friendship with the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

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