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The Gunfighter (1950)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Western  |  21 August 1950 (Sweden)
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Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.

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A reformed Gunfighter Jimmy Ringo is on his way to a sleepy town in the hope of a reunion with his estranged sweetheart and their young son who he has never seen. On arrival, a chance meeting with some old friends including the town's Marshal gives the repentant Jimmy some respite. But as always Jimmy's reputation has already cast its shadow, this time in the form of three vengeful cowboys hot on his trail and a local gunslinger hoping to use Jimmy to make a name for himself. With a showdown looming, the town is soon in a frenzy as news of Jimmy's arrival spreads. His movements are restricted to the saloon while a secret meeting with his son can be arranged giving him ideas of a long term reunion with his family far removed from his wild past. Written by Anonymous

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RINGO WAS HIS NAME! THE CHALLENGE OF EVERY OUTLAW GUNMAN! THE NOTORIOUS SELF-DEFENSE KILLER! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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21 August 1950 (Sweden)  »

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Fiebre de sangre  »

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The theme music used in the trailer for The Gunfighter (1950) is actually theme from Yellow Sky (1948), also starring Gregory Peck. See more »

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When the gossiping women are in the Marshall's office talking to Ringo, the Marshall walks in and asks Ringo if they got the guy in the window (Ringo's sniper). The Marshall had been away following Hunt out of town and would not have known there was a sniper. Maybe there was a cut scene where someone told him. See more »

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Jimmy Ringo: Now turn around and head for the door. Keep movin' and don't do anything sudden with your hands.
Hunt Bromley: I'll be seein' ya, Mister Ringo...
Jimmy Ringo: All the way outside, sonny.
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Composed by Stephen Foster
Played by the pianist at the bar
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A True Classic
28 October 2002 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

This underrated classic deservs to be seen by true fans of westerns - in 1950 when it came out it was one of the first that tried to get it really right - the clothes, the guns, the look, etc. Peck gives a wonderfully angry, sad performance as Ringo an old gunfighter who is dead tired of the "life" and wants to retire. Fascinating characters, great performances, tight, strong script. Seek this one out. Made before High Noon but never gets the attention it deserves.


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