Cain's Way (1970)

97 mins | Melodrama | 1970

Director:

Kent Osborne

Writer:

Wilton Denmark

Producers:

Kent Osborne, Budd Dell

Cinematographer:

Ralph Waldo

Production Company:

J. C. Productions
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HISTORY

The working title of this film is Justice Cain . Released by Fanfare as Cain's Cutthroats ; running time: 81 min. Also known as The Blood Seekers . Sources conflict in crediting associate ... More Less

The working title of this film is Justice Cain . Released by Fanfare as Cain's Cutthroats ; running time: 81 min. Also known as The Blood Seekers . Sources conflict in crediting associate producer. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Cort Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Prod
Assoc prod (see note)
Assoc prod (see note)
Exec prod
WRITERS
Addl dial
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
MUSIC
Mus score
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Prod mgr
Prod coordinator
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Justice Cain
The Blood Seekers
Cain's Cutthroats
Premiere Information:
Baltimore opening: 28 January 1970
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Duration(in mins):
97
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In 1970 a motorcycle gang wearing Confederate insignia terrorize a town, forcing a woman to undress, and beating the black sheriff. The narrator attempts to explain their behavior, and, as the scene shifts to 1870, a gang of former Confederate marauders, Cain's Cutthroats, murder several Union soldiers, rob their strongbox, and mutilate one Yankee. They return to their wartime leader, Justice Cain, who is now a married homesteader, and ask him to lead the gang once more. When he refuses, they rape and kill Cain's black wife and shoot him and his son. Cain joins forces with bounty hunter Preacher Sims to track down the gang. One by one, members of the gang are found and killed, Sims keeping their heads in brine to preserve them for the reward. Cain becomes so obsessed with vengeance that Sims finally leaves him. When he tries to interfere with the execution of the gang's leader, Cain is shot by ... +


In 1970 a motorcycle gang wearing Confederate insignia terrorize a town, forcing a woman to undress, and beating the black sheriff. The narrator attempts to explain their behavior, and, as the scene shifts to 1870, a gang of former Confederate marauders, Cain's Cutthroats, murder several Union soldiers, rob their strongbox, and mutilate one Yankee. They return to their wartime leader, Justice Cain, who is now a married homesteader, and ask him to lead the gang once more. When he refuses, they rape and kill Cain's black wife and shoot him and his son. Cain joins forces with bounty hunter Preacher Sims to track down the gang. One by one, members of the gang are found and killed, Sims keeping their heads in brine to preserve them for the reward. Cain becomes so obsessed with vengeance that Sims finally leaves him. When he tries to interfere with the execution of the gang's leader, Cain is shot by soldiers. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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