|Three Hours to Kill|
|Directed by||Alfred L. Werker|
|Produced by||Harry Joe Brown|
|Written by|| Richard Alan Simmons |
|Based on||a story by Alex Gottlieb|
|Starring|| Dana Andrews |
|Music by||Paul Sawtell|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton Jr.|
|Edited by||Gene Havlick|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
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It inspired the 1956 Roger Corman film Gunslinger .
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