The Hired Hand

Synopsis: Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding his loyalties and priorities.
Genre: Drama, Western
Director(s): Peter Fonda
Production: Sundance Channel Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

We can go to the coast

without him, can't we, arch?

You know how long me and him

rid together?

I forget. Long time.

Seven years -- Year round.

Seven years --

It's a long time.

You mean you arent going to go

to the coast?

You're going to go with harry?

No, Dan, I am not going to go

with harry.

Didn't recognize this place

until I saw that peak.

Then I remembered.

Guess I decided then.

It's just a waste

living like this, arch.

It's been building up

a long while.

Well, Ill go on

with the boy.

Always wanted

to see that ocean.

Come on.

It's a real good one, Sam.

It's a real good one.

Let's have a look at that bottle.

Hey, boy...

there isnt hardly

a mouthful left in here.

Have to get another one.

Going to ride out

in the morning?

Not the way Im drinking

this whiskey, I won't.

How long is it going to take you

to ride back?

A week, there about.

How you know there's

anything for you there?

I mean, what if she's married?

Haven't thought on it.



you come on out to the coast,

Maybe we'll meet up again.

Maybe, arch.

Maybe so.

Well, looks like

Dans already been here

And got himself something else.

Well, what'll you have?

Same as your partner?

Well, what did he have?

Well, he had a bit of prime.

Three dollars worth

to be exact.

Well, I guess Dans

in tonight.

You might as well

give us a couple shots

Of that double eagle there.

Oh, mother!


Is he dead?

You shoot him?

This is my wife.

I found him in our house.

He was attacking her.

I called him, and I thought

he went for his gun,

But I guess he was just

pulling on his pants.

I'll take care

of the burying'.

That's all right.

We'll see to it.

How'd he find your wife?

Well, I guess he just saw her

outside and followed her home.

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Alan Sharp

Alan Sharp (12 January 1934 – 8 February 2013) was a Scottish novelist and screenwriter. He published two novels in the 1960s, and subsequently wrote the screenplays for about twenty films, mostly produced in the United States. more…

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