The Ballad of Cable Hogue

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The Ballad of Cable Hogue

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The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Release Date: May 13, 1970

Year    :   1970
Slogan    :   «Cable Hogue says … “Do unto others … as you would have others do unto you.”»
Genres    :   Comedy, Western, Action
Production Companies    :   Warner Bros. Pictures
Director    :   Sam Peckinpah
Producers    :   Sam Peckinpah, Phil Feldman, William D. Faralla, Gordon T. Dawson, George Templeton
Writers    :   John Crawford, Gordon T. Dawson, Edmund Penney
RunTime    :   121 mins.
Budget    :   3716946
Revenue    :   5000000

Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a house and makes money off the stagecoach passengers. Hildy, a prostitute from the nearest town, moves in with him. Hogue has everything going his way until the advent of the automobile ends the era of the stagecoach.


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