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Gunfighters (1947)

Passed  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  15 July 1947 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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
Grant Withers ...
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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From Zane Grey's greatest of western romances "Twin Sombreros"! (original poster) See more »


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15 July 1947 (USA)  »

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Rächer ohne Waffen  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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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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Sisters in arms.
6 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a routine but entertaining western with nice colors.Randolph Scott portrays a gunfighter who is sick and tired of killing his fellow men (that's what a voice over tells us at the beginning of the film).So he decides he will retire in a horse town where his good old pal lives.But alas the friend has just been killed when he arrives and he is a suspect (A wealthy man who owns lots of acres in the country needs a suspect ,more like).

The main originality is that ,generally ,the rich villain ranch man has two sons or more ( a good one and (a) bad one(s);see "duel in the sun" " broken lance").Here,for a change,the old rich person has two gorgeous daughters,one of whom's in love with one of his pa's henchmen whereas the second falls for...well you guess who.


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