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Gunfighters (1947)

Passed | | Western | 15 July 1947 (USA)
Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly accused of killing fellow cowhand Bob Tyrell and must clear himself by finding the real killer.

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(screenplay), (adapted from Zane Grey's novel "Twin Sombreros")
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Barbara Britton ...
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Jane Banner
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Bard Macky
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Rancher Inskip
Steven Geray ...
Jose aka Uncle Joe
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Ben Orcutt
Charles Kemper ...
Sheriff Kiscaden
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Deputy Bill Yount
John Miles ...
Johnny O'Neil
Griff Barnett ...
Mr. Banner
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Gunfighter "Brazos" Kane lays aside his guns "forever" when he is forced to shoot his best friend, and decides to join another friend, Bob Tyrell, as a cowhand on the Inskip ranch. Upon arriving there he finds the bullet-riddled body of his friend. He carries the body to the Banner ranch, the largest in the territory, and is accused by Banner of murdering Tyrell; Banner orders Deputy Sheriff Bill Yount, who is in Banner's pay, to arrest Kane. But Kane has the sympathy of Banner's daughter, Jane, who notifies Inskip of Kane's plight, and Inskip arrives in time to prevent a lynching. Sheriff Kiscade dismisses the murder charge for lack of evidence. Brazos then sets out to find the killer of his friend. Bess Bannister, Jane's sister, is in love with the Banner ranch foreman, Bard Macky, and knowing that Bard killed Tyrell and that Kane will track him down, then hampers Kane's mission somewhat by pretending to be in love with him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Zane Grey's great romance of the west. See more »

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15 July 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Twin Sombreros  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

As Inskip is shot and falls into the back of his buggy, his hat disappears and reappears on his head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Tom calls out Brazos for a gunslinging showdown]
Tom: Brazos. Brazos!
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Referenced in The James Dean Story (1957) See more »

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This movie comes from a Zane Grey novel: Twin Sombreros
4 August 2005 | by (Whitefish Bay, WI) – See all my reviews

I like westerns and I like Randolph Scot, but this movie really went astray in following the original novel's plot. No wonder writers hated (and still do) the Hollywood studios and the management of those enterprises.

Although this movie was well done, the name change to the Gunfighters, was the first in a series of disappointments of this film. The plot line wanders well away from the novel; even the heavy drawl of Brazos Keene, is toned way down from the original to the "cleaned up" Randolph Scot version.

I have generally preferred the original story in Zane Grey's novels to the movies' Hollywood versions.


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