Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The notion of combining the western and horror genres was nothing new when The Devil and Miss Sarah was first telecast in 1971, nor does the film bring anything new to either genre. Gene Barry plays a demonic outlaw named Rankin, who after being captured is escorted to trial by a sheriff (James Drury) and his wife (Janice Rule). Rankin hopes to take over the weak-willed woman's soul in order to effect his escape. But the husband possesses acute extrasensory powers and tumbles to Rankin's power play. Devil and Miss Sarah was filmed on location--not in Hell, but in Southern Utah.
demon, bad-guy, cowboy, demonic-possession, good-guy, husband, justice, outlaw [Western], power, woman