The Double-Barrelled Detective Story (1965)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This comedy is adapted from a short story by Mark Twain. An abusive carpetbagger marries a plantation owner's daughter to humiliate him. He is cruel to his wife, but she will not complain to her father. The beastly carpetbagger ties the stoic woman to a tree and sets the bloodhounds upon her. They tear off her clothes. This causes the girl's father to die of embarrassment. Meanwhile the girl bears a son. The son grows up and goes West in search of his wretched father. He desires to avenge his mother's honor. Someone else kills his father first.

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spouse, abuse, carpetbagger, daughter, death, father, honor [recognition], humiliation, injustice, killing, marriage, mother, owner, plantation, revenge, son, spouse-abuse, tree, west, wife