6.2/10
337
14 user 6 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (adapted from Zane Grey's novel "Twin Sombreros")
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Adventure | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Randolph Scott, Ella Raines, William Bishop
Cattle Empire (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Joel McCrea, Gloria Talbott, Don Haggerty
Trail Street (1947)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys
Santa Fe (1951)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland
Fort Worth (1951)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Civil War veteran and former newspaper man Ned Britt returns back to Fort Worth after the war is over and finds himself fighting an old friend who's grown ambitious.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Randolph Scott, David Brian, Phyllis Thaxter
Adventure | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railroad must fight fur trappers who oppose the building of the railroad by stirring up Indian rebellion.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Randolph Scott, Jane Wyatt, J. Carrol Naish
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Confederate Major and his troops are falsely led to believe the Civil War is not over, and become wanted men after they attack a Union Army wagon train in Nevada.

Director: Roy Huggins
Stars: Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, Claude Jarman Jr.
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Montanans Jim Redfern and Mike Evans head into Canada's British Columbia via the Cariboo Trail intent to raise cattle and dig for gold but find trouble instead.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Randolph Scott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bill Williams
The Nevadan (1950)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mysterious stranger crosses paths with an outlaw bank robber and a greedy rancher.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Forrest Tucker
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A private deadly feud ensues when ruthless wealthy rancher Will Isham attempts a takeover of small rancher Owen Merritt's land and marries Owen's old flame, Laure Bidwell.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Ellen Drew
Branded (1950)
Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman, Charles Bickford
Last Stand at Saber River (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Barbara Britton ...
...
Jane Banner
...
Bard Macky
...
Rancher Inskip
Steven Geray ...
Jose aka Uncle Joe
...
Ben Orcutt
Charles Kemper ...
Sheriff Kiscaden
...
Deputy Bill Yount
John Miles ...
Johnny O'Neil
Griff Barnett ...
Mr. Banner
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

DARING! DASHING! DANGEROUS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 July 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Twin Sombreros  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The James Dean Story (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Standard Randolph Scott film should have kept Zane Grey's original title...
26 July 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

GUNFIGHTERS is the unoriginal title for Zane Grey's "Twin Sombreros", which, considering the story is about two sisters who are almost twin-like in appearance, would have been a more apt title for this film.

The story is routine as depicted here, with bad guy BRUCE CABOT as the man responsible for a few killings over range rights on property owned by GRIFF BARNETT and his daughters BARBARA BRITTON and DOROTHY HART.

RANDOLPH SCOTT is the man who rides into town at the start without his gunbelt, but by the end of the story he dons it for the final gun duel before tossing it off again and heading west for the happy ending. This is after he's fought a couple of the town bullies, including FORREST TUCKER, and won.

What surprised me was how good the warm tones of Cinecolor looked, while not quite up to the standard of three-strip Technicolor. Looks as though Columbia was aiming to give the film an A-budget look.

For Randolph Scott fans, it's a treat to see him in fine shape--but the script is ordinary and the direction is uninspired. One would never guess the story is from an original penned by Zane Grey.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Gunfighters (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?