KILLERS THREE 1968
U.S. film. Excellent quality. 16:9 widescreen. A hillbilly moonshine exploitation movie starring D. Clark! Lots of killing and car crashes! The story is moved forward by the song lyrics of twangy hillbilly tunes.
Johnny (Robert Walker, Jr.) is a driver for a moonshine boss. His old Army buddy, Roger (Clark) comes to visit Johnny, wife Carol (Diane Varsi), and their son Tony. They plan to blow up the safe of a bootlegger, steal $200,000 and head off for a new and better life in sunny California. Their plans fall apart when Roger uses too many explosives and draws the attention of the Federal agents who've been staking out the town.
Things go from bad-to-worse and, according to the song lyrics, "they never meant to kill anyone, but now they're on the run." Heavily influenced by the film Bonnie & Clyde, they leave a very bloody trail for the posse to follow. By the film's end there are many bullet-riddled bodies!
Merle Haggard has a small role (until Clark kills him!) and sings a few songs with the help of his band The Strangers. Bonnie Owens (former wife of Buck Owens and at the time of this film, wife of Merle Haggard) sings at a hillbilly party. The soundtrack-album featured Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens, Kaye Adams, and Jack Clement. Merle Haggard sings his own compositions including "Mama Tried."
Mike Curb, Harley Hatcher and Jerry Styner were credited for the music score under Sidewalk Productions, Inc. Robert Walker Jr., Diane Varsi, D. Clark, Norman Alden, Maureen Arthur, Tony York, Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens, John 'Bud' Cardos, Jerry Petty. Killers Three!
Plus these bonus selections...
THIS IS YOUR LIFE 1959
U.S. TV show. D.Clark is the guest. He thinks he's going to be on a panel discussion about teenagers and rock and roll. Surprise! He's honored by Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis, David Seville, Andy Williams, his mom and dad and many others!
MERLE HAGGARD and BONNIE OWNES ON TV
Merle sings, "Okie From Muskogee." Bonnie sings, "Lead Me On."
KILLERS THREE 1968 movie on DVD!