The Double-Barrelled Detective Story

  • 1965
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Western

Interesting and sometimes funny adaptation of a Mark Twain short story. Hatfield is a carpetbagger who marries the daughter of a prominent plantation owner in order to humiliate him. He mistreats his wife, but she stoically refuses to complain to her father. Finally, he ties her to a tree and lets bloodhounds tear off her clothes. The girl's father dies...read more

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Interesting and sometimes funny adaptation of a Mark Twain short story. Hatfield is a carpetbagger who marries the daughter of a prominent plantation owner in order to humiliate him. He mistreats his wife, but she stoically refuses to complain to her father. Finally, he ties her to a tree

and lets bloodhounds tear off her clothes. The girl's father dies of embarrassment, and, shortly thereafter, she gives birth to a son who grows up into Siggins and heads west to avenge his mother. Finally, he sees his father killed by someone else. Good low-budget production, but Mekas has done

much better.

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  • Review: Interesting and sometimes funny adaptation of a Mark Twain short story. Hatfield is a carpetbagger who marries the daughter of a prominent plantation owner in order to humiliate him. He mistreats his wife, but she stoically refuses to complain to her fathe… (more)

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