The Bounty Man

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The Bounty Man
Genre Western
Written byJim Byrnes
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Starring Clint Walker
Richard Basehart
John Ericson
Margot Kidder
Music byThe Orphanage
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Producers Robert Monroe
(associate producer)
Aaron Spelling
Leonard Goldberg
CinematographyRalph Woolsey
EditorArt Seid
Running time74 minutes
Production companies ABC Circle Films
Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Original network ABC
Picture formatColor
Audio format Mono
Original release
  • October 31, 1972 (1972-10-31)

The Bounty Man is a 1972 American made-for-television Western film directed by John Llewellyn Moxey and starring Clint Walker, Richard Basehart, John Ericson and Margot Kidder. [1]



A bounty hunter and his old rival both chase after a killer.


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  1. Murphy, Mary (Oct 31, 1972). "TV MOVIE REVIEW". Los Angeles Times. pp. 1–d14.