The Hunting Party

Synopsis: The rich and ruthless rancher Brandt Ruger keeps his beautiful young wife Melissa like a part of his property, subdued to his will. But one day she's kidnapped by the famous outlaw Frank Calder - just to teach him reading, so he tells her. Calder doesn't know or care who's wife she is. He takes care of her well, and eventually Melissa falls in love with him. But Ruger feels humiliated. Full of hate, he sets out to kill him - and Melissa too, if necessary. Together with his friends and the newest technology in guns, which carry 800 yards, he initiates a battue on Calder and his gang.
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Director(s): Don Medford
Production: MGM
111 min




Get dressed.

- Brandt, why do we have...

- Get dressed!

Frank Calder!

Sheriff Ben C. Johnson,

Ruger County!

We hung four

of your kind last spring!

Don't come into town,

and don't stop no place in the county!

Nowhere in Ruger County!


Brandt. Whoa!

You son of a gun!

- You made it!

- Yeah!

Why, I rode all night.

- Good to see you!

- I couldn't get away any sooner!

- Sam! Buford!

- You son of a gun!

I knew you'd make it!

I decided to do it the hard way.

Straight through.

I wouldn't miss this for anything!

- Let's get started!

- Melissa!

I knew it'd take

a hunting trip to get you here.

Come on, boys.

Move 'em on. Move 'em on.

Move 'em on.

Put that

in the forward sleeper.

Melissa, let the men say goodbye!

We're ready to go!

Thank you for a wonderful stay,

Mrs. Ruger.

- Always welcome.

- And the hospitality.

Nobody keeps a better house.

Emma and I would like you and Brandt

to join us in Paris in the fall.

I'd love to. Talk to Brandt.

Get Mr. Gunn's rig

on up the stable.

All right, Matt.

Let's get on board.

Brandt, if Melissa's

gonna be too lonesome,

I'd be happy to stay behind.

Yeah, I bet you would.

Can't pry her away from you

no matter what I do.

Back in two weeks?

- Yeah.

- Brandt, can't we talk...

Tell Jed when he gets back to keep

that bull away from them longhorns.

Tell Jed to keep his eye

on that grass in the new section.

Go on in, Edward.

Jimmy, you let him by!


Morning, Mary!

Go on in, Edward.

They won't bother you.

Good thing you like children.

I don't know how...

Boys, stop!

Edward, Jimmy, get in!

I don't know how I'd manage

if you didn't help me, Melissa.

Glad to do it!

Girls, come on! Get in to school.



Q-R-S and T-U-V

W and X-Y-Z

Now you've heard my A-B-C's

Tell me what you think of me


Come on!

Now, wait a minute!

Don't be that way, honey!


Now, don't fall out!

We just gettin' started!

There, you sweet little thing!

I ain't gonna hurt you!

But I sure would like to try!

You're a cute little thing, ain't you?

You need breathing room in there!

Hog! Now, you save me seconds

on that, goddamn you!


You ain't goin' nowhere,

are you, now, honey?

All right with me!

I love ya. Can't you see that?

Now, if you just help by gettin'

your ass down on that flour sack!

Hog, lemme see!

Lemme see!

Goddamn stuff!

I love you, baby!

And I'm gonna get me some of that!

Get in there, Hog!

Get in there!

You rotten bastard!

Just 'cause you got me

and Jim Loring outta that...

You son of a bitch!

Come on! Let's go!

We're gonna go up

across cattle country.

We'll be on the trail

about six weeks.

Don't you touch me!

Ain't nobody

gonna hurt you, little lady.

You just get outta that wagon.

I'm not gonna go any further!

You can't!

- There, you...

- You shut up!

Now, you just get

outta that wagon!

You get a hold of things.

I promise you...

Ain't anybody gonna hurt you.

Just as long

as you do as you're told.

Fella I knew

give it to me once.

You're gonna teach me to read.

That's what you're here for.

I'm just a country boy.

I'll stick to eggs.

Where'd you get quail

this time of year?

Harvey Pullman build this car

for you, Brandt?

George Vanderbilt's got a car on

the New York Central, cost him $50,000!

Got something

to show you, boys.

The Sharps Borchardt.

.54 caliber.

Finest rifle ever made.

Isn't that the gun

at Creedmoor International?

- In '77.

- That's right. And won it, too.

- Yeah.

- Is that some kind of telescope?

That is a telescope.

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William W. Norton

William Wallace "Bill" Norton, Jr. (September 24, 1925 – October 1, 2010) was an American screenwriter. Later in life, he was convicted of gun running in France when he tried to send arms from the United States to the Irish National Liberation Army in Northern Ireland. After being released from prison, he moved to Nicaragua, where he shot and killed an intruder in his Managua home. He later spent a year living in Cuba but became disillusioned with Communism and was reportedly smuggled from Mexico into the U.S. by his ex-wife. more…

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