More Dead Than Alive

Synopsis: When the multiple murderer Cain is released from prison after 18 years, he wants to settle down as a rancher and never touch a gun again. But his former life haunts him; not only that nobody wants to give him a job, some villains also want to pay him back. So he has to accept the offer of showman Ruffalo to perform as "Killer Cain" in his traveling shooting show. However after 18 years without practice even Ruffalo's young assistant Billy shoots better than Cain.
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): Robert Sparr
Production: United Artists
101 min

Do everything

just like I told you, old man,

and you'll live to make some more

of these bone boxes.

Open the gates!

Hey, Jonas!

Hope you made 'em extra long.

We got a couple of big ones.

Bring 'em out.

Keep cool, old man.

Graber, look at that.

Ned Cawley, Frank Graber...

Joe Maxwell, Jesse Barton.

You've been found guilty of murder

in the first degree... the people

of the territory of Arizona

and on this thirteenth day

of January

in the year of Our Lord 1891...

I am hereby ordered

by this warrant to have you...

hanged until dead.

You boys wanna make a...

You boys wanna make a statement?

Hurry it up, fat boy.

We have a date in hell for dinner.

Shut up.

Why don't you go...

Hang the warden,

hang the warden,

hang the warden,

hang the warden...

Shut up!

Shut up in there!

Quiet! Cut it out!

Shut up in there!

This one's holding on.

Can't last much longer, though.

You're gonna see a lot of men

hang before you get out of here, Wes.

Oh, yeah?

You've been good to me

in this hole, Cain, and I like you.

But let me tell you this.

I ain't gonna sit in here

for 18 years and rot like you did.

No pen can hold

Luke Santee's brother.

You'll see.

It's all done.

Bring out the wagon.

Swing the wagon over

to the gallows.

I'm gonna fill these things up.

They're already filled!

Come on, Luke, over here!

Luke, Luke,

come on down this way.

Here I am!

- Hurry up!

- Damn it! Come on down here, Luke!

You've each got six shells apiece, boys.

Make 'em count!

Come on, Luke!

Boy, am I glad to see you, Luke!

Go for the gate!

Go for the gate!

Gimme the gun!

Go for the gate!

Come on, Cain.

We can use a man like you.

Don't do it, kid, even if you make it

out of here, they'll get you.


Hank, get over here!


you bastard!

You dirty bastard!

Cain's a rehabilitated man.

Well, that's a credit to you

and your institution, Warden.

Oh, no, it's a credit to Cain.

And that's why the court saw fit

to release him.

Cain will never

pick up a gun again.

The hell he won't!

He'll have to.

Cain spent half his life right there

in the cell where loud mouth is standing.

Cain was a tough kid

when he came here in '73.

Now he's a mellowed man

with dreams

of making an honest life for himself.

Do you have any idea

where he might have gone?

Why don't you try Las Rinas?

It's the nearest town.

Hey, look out!


Bobby, bring those crates

right over here.

- Can I help you?

- No.

Hey, whatcha doin', mister?

I'm just looking, son.

Never seen you around here before.

You just passing through?

I don't know.

Are you a cowboy?


- A miner?

- Nope.

It's Ruffalo!

All right, ladies and gentlemen.

Step right up.

Hurry, hurry, hurry.

See the spectacular shootin' show

and death display.

See the world's greatest gunslinger.

His firearm's first fiddle, folks.

He's a sharp one, folks.

He's a shootin' shark!

And see the world-famous collection

of macabre curios inside.

The little lump of lead

that was removed

from Jesse James' back.

And the number noose

that nicked Nick Norris's nasty nape!

It's the biggest little show

in the territory.

And no lesser person than the great

Mr. Twain himself said, "It's the best!"

All right, step right up,

ladies and gentlemen.

Now here's your change, sir.

Thank you very much.

All right, thank you, go right in.

There's plenty of room for everybody.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of the

best shows you've ever seen in your life.

There you go, two of you.

Enjoy yourself.

Thank you very much.

Don't miss the shootin', kid.

Don't miss the death display!

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George Schenck

George Schenck is an American screenwriter. His credits include Futureworld, the TV-movie The Phantom of Hollywood and numerous episodes of NCIS. Schenck became an executive producer during NCIS season nine. As of October 4, 2016, Schenck had written 43 episodes of NCIS. Schenck and Frank Cardea were named co-showrunners in October 2016 following the death of Gary Glasberg. more…

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