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The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  1953 (UK)
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A former spy moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but when he gets there decides that it's not for him and tries to change his life.

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(screenplay), (based upon "Yankee Gold" by) (as John M. Cunningham)
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Having been a spy for Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War, Jeff Travis thinking himself a wanted man, flees to Prescott Arizona where he runs into Jules Mourret who knows of his past. He takes a job on the stage line that Mourret is trying to steal gold from. When Mourret's men kill a friend of his he sets out to get Mourret and his men. When his plan to have another gang get Mourret fails, he has to go after them himself. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Originally photographed in 3-D but often only exhibited in flat prints after its initial first and second run engagements. See more »

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When Travis arrives in Prescott, power lines are visible in the background. See more »

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Shelby Conroy: This town is a disgrace to everyone in it.
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Average Western
23 January 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

During the American Civil War, the Quantrill's raiders use the spy Jeff Travis (Randolph Scott) to plunder the city of Lawrence, in Kansas, and Travis leaves Quantrill when he sees the massacre of the town. After the war, Travis believes that he is a wanted man and he heads to Prescott, in Arizona, to start a new life. However, the powerful Jules Mourret (George Macready), who apparently is a businessman but actually is the leader of a gang of thieves, knows his past and forges documents with a fake identity to give a job in the local Conroy Stage and Freighter Line. Mourret is unsuccessful trying to steal the money and gold transported by the company but is frequently lured by Jason Conroy (Pierre Watkin); he intends to use Travis to get inside information about the transportation of gold. When one of Mourret's men kills the driver of the wagon, Travis schemes a plan to get rid of the gang.

"The Stranger Wore a Gun" is only an average Western and is disappointing considering the names of Randolph Scott, Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine in the cast. The story is weird and the motives of the ambiguous character performed by Randolph Scott are absolutely confused, but in the end this movie entertains. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Pistoleiro" ("The Gunman")


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