|Directed by||Ken Annakin|
|Written by||Harold Huth|
|Based on||story by Harold Swanton|
|Produced by||Harold Huth|
|Edited by||Bert Rule|
|Music by||Larry Adler|
Irving Allen Productions
Jamie Uys Film Productions
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|2 November 1961 (London)|
|Countries||United Kingdom |
The Hellions is a 1961 British adventure film directed by Ken Annakin starring Richard Todd, Anne Aubrey, Lionel Jeffries, Ronald Fraser and Colin Blakely that was set and filmed in South Africa.
A lone law enforcement officer, Sam Hargis (Richard Todd), battles criminals in South Africa when the Billings family of Luke Billings (Lionel Jeffries) and his four sons ride into town to get revenge on Hargis for a previous clash, when he ran Luke Billings out of town.
At first, the locals leave all of the fighting to Hargis, saying that it is his sole responsibility. However, after the Billings kill two innocent residents, some of them arm themselves and shoot dead all the Billings except Luke who, during a fist fight with Hargis, falls from a roof and is killed.
The New York Times called it "High Noon on the veldt... wide screen drivel."