The Deadly Companions

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The Deadly Companions is a 1961 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran, and Chill Wills. Based on the novel of the same name by A. S. Fleischman, the film is about an ex-army officer who... read more
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The Deadly Companions is a 1961 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran, and Chill Wills. Based on the novel of the same name by A. S. Fleischman, the film is about an ex-army officer who accidentally kills a woman's son, and tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory. The Deadly Companions was Sam Peckinpah's motion picture directorial debut.

Original Release

06/06/1961

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Cast

Maureen O'Hara Kit Tildon
Brian Keith Yellowleg
Steve Cochran Billy Keplinger
Chill Wills Turk
Strother Martin Parson
Will Wright Doctor Acton
James O'Hara Cal, General Store (as Jim O'Hara)
Peter O'Crotty Mayor of Hila City
Billy Vaughan Mead Tildon Jr.
Hank Gobble Bartender
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sam Peckinpah

Writers

Marion Parsonnet, Albert Sidney Fleischman

Cast

Maureen O'Hara Kit Tildon
Brian Keith Yellowleg
Steve Cochran Billy Keplinger
Chill Wills Turk
Strother Martin Parson
Will Wright Doctor Acton
James O'Hara Cal, General Store (as Jim O'Hara)
Peter O'Crotty Mayor of Hila City
Billy Vaughan Mead Tildon Jr.
Hank Gobble Bartender
Big John Hamilton Gambler
Chuck Hayward Card Sharp
Riley Hill Gambler
Buck Sharpe Apache Indian
Robert Sheldon Gambler

Producers

Editors

Stanley Rabjohn

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