I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
A film directed by Stuart Heisler

Genre: Film-Noir / Crime

Film Review

I Died a Thousand Times is an American crime film first released on 9th November 1955, directed by Stuart Heisler. Cinematography was by Ted D. McCord and the film was scored by David Buttolph. It stars Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson, Lee Marvin and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez.   It is a Warner Bros. Pictures production, produced by Willis Goldbeck and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Location filming was in Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA.   The film was released with the tagline: "The Story Behind The Terrifying 60-Day Hunt For Desperado 'Mad-Dog' Earle!"   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 35 minutes.  

Our overall rating for I Died a Thousand Times is: good - passable entertainment.

Other notable films that have been directed by Stuart Heisler include: Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), Tokyo Joe (1949), Tulsa (1949) and Saturday Island (1952). The actor Jack Palance has also appeared in: Halls of Montezuma (1950), The Big Knife (1955), Le Mépris (1963) and Young Guns (1988).

Other recommended film-noir/crime films that you may want to consider are: Fritz Lang's The Blue Gardenia (1953), Ida Lupino's The Hitch-Hiker (1953) and Fritz Lang's House by the River (1950).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Stuart Heisler
  • Script: W.R. Burnett
  • Photo: Ted D. McCord
  • Music: David Buttolph
  • Cast: Jack Palance (Roy Earle), Shelley Winters (Marie Garson), Lori Nelson (Velma), Lee Marvin (Babe Kossuck), Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (Chico), Lon Chaney Jr. (Big Mac), Earl Holliman (Red), Perry Lopez (Louis Mendoza), Richard Davalos (Lon Preisser), Howard St. John (Doc Banton), Olive Carey (Ma Goodhue), Ralph Moody (Pa Goodhue), James Millican (Jack Kranmer), Bill Kennedy (Sheriff), Nick Adams (Bellboy), Chris Alcaide (Sheriff's Deputy), Fay Baker (Woman in Tropico Lobby), Larry J. Blake (Healy), Nesdon Booth (Tom), Paul Brinegar (Bus Driver), Mae Clarke (Mabel Baughman), Tom Coleman (Taxi Driver), John Daheim (Holden), Steve Darrell (Plainclothesman), Don Dillaway (Onlooker at Accident)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 95 min

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