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Three Violent People Details


Set in the American West after the Civil War, this drama is the pull-no-punches story of a lethal family feud. Colt Saunders (Charlton Heston) fought for the Confederacy in the war, and he returns to his family's Texas cattle ranch after impulsively marrying Lorna Hunter (Anne Baxter) following a very short courtship. During the war, Mexican foreman Innocencio (Gilbert Roland) and his sons have run the ranch. Colt's one-armed brother, Cinch (Tom Tryon), who hasn't been much of a help, wants Colt to give him money for his part of the land. When Colt refuses to give him gold in exchange for his share of the inheritance, Cinch launches a scheme to sell the place to a wealthy Northerner. Colt chafes at the notion of selling to a former enemy. Lorna gets pregnant with their first child, and Colt then discovers that she once worked as a prostitute. Soon after, a plot to kill Colt is unleashed. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


Charlton Heston
as Colt Saunders
Anne Baxter
as Lorna Hunter Saunders
Gilbert Roland
as Innocencio
Tom Tryon
as Cinch Saunders
Forrest Tucker
as Cable
Bruce Bennett
as Harrison
Elaine Stritch
as Ruby LaSalle
Barton MacLane
as Yates
Don Devlin
as Juan
Raymond Greenleaf
as Carleton
Roy Engel
as Carpetbagger
Argentina Brunetti
as Maria
Don Dunning
as Carpetbagger
Paul Levitt
as Bartender
Kenneth MacDonald
as Croupier
Robert Blake
as Rafael
Jamie Farr
as Pedro
Robert Blake
as Rafael
Kenneth MacDonald
as Croupier


Rudolph Maté
Barney Slater
Screen Story
Leonard Praskins
Screen Story
James Edward Grant
Loyal Griggs
Mack David
Walter Scharf
Composer (Music Score)
Walter Scharf
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alma Macrorie
Earl Hedrick
Art Director
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Edith Head
Costume Designer
John P. Fulton
Special Effects
Farciot Edouart
Special Effects