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Gunsmoke (1953)

 -  Western  -  March 1953 (USA)
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A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Reb Kittredge
Susan Cabot ...
Rita Saxon
Paul Kelly ...
Dan Saxon
Charles Drake ...
Johnny Lake
Mary Castle ...
Cora Dufrayne
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Curly Mather
Jesse White ...
Professor
Donald Randolph ...
Matt Telford
William Reynolds ...
Brazos
Chubby Johnson ...
Doc Farrell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philo McCullough ...
Abner Sneed (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Kittridge is hired by the villains but turns to defend the rancher Saxon after learning the true situation. Kittridge wins Saxon's ranch with a cut of the cards but Saxon has other reasons for deliberately losing the gamble. Telford and Lake try everything from bushwhacking to setting a wildfire to stop the Saxon/Kittridge herd of cattle from reaching the railhead. Written by Carol Johnson <crj1@cornell.edu>

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Hired Gunslinger In A Lawless Land!

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Western

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March 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Man's Country  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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During the cattle drive, Audie Murphy (Reb) has ridden up ahead, over a ridge, to scout the trail and sees a range fire burning towards the herd. As he races back down the hill to the other riders, his horse slips and almost falls down. He and the horse are able to recover and without missing a beat, Murphy says his lines to the others and the scene goes on. See more »

Quotes

Reb Kittredge: Place a man can bed down for the night?
Hotel clerk: I'll t-tell you Mr. Kittredge, there's a real nice hotel right down the street. Probably you'd like it a lot better down there.
Reb Kittredge: Why?
Hotel clerk: We, uh, we've got mice.
Reb Kittredge: I won't bother them.
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Gunslinger turns cowpoke
8 June 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Good shoot-em-up with Murphy as Reb Kittredge, a gunhand in between jobs. He is offered a job to run a cattleman out of the country so the evil Matt Telford can control the entire valley. In an odd turn of events Kittredge comes into ownership of the disputed acreage and begins a hazardous journey to get the bovine to market before the mortgage to Telford comes due. Of course, Telford does everything in his power to ensure the drive is unsuccessful. A side plot along the way involves Kittredge as one corner of a love triangle, pitting him against a hot headed, back shooting polecat for the love of a beautiful woman: gotta have that thrown in, eh? Pretty standard stuff, but I enjoyed the production.


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