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The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

Passed  -  Western  -  23 April 1954 (West Germany)
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A former spy moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but when he gets there decides that its not for him and tries to change his life.

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Jeff Travis
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Josie Sullivan
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Shelby Conroy
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Jules Mourret
Alfonso Bedoya ...
Degas
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Dan Kurth
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Bull Slager
Pierre Watkin ...
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Joseph Vitale ...
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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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spy | robbery | raider | explosion | terrorism | See more »

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THE SCREEN'S GREATEST OUTDOOR STAR (original poster-all caps) See more »

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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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Referenced in The Fifties (1997) See more »

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With De Toth direction you would expect something better.
12 December 2011 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This film has a lot going for it, like Scott playing a different type of hero. If you really look into it, what kind of a good guy is he? He was a spy at Lawrence, Kansas and helped indirectly Quantrill kill people he was friendly with. After that he goes to Prescott, Arizona and becomes a spy again, this time against the stagecoach owners. Considering this western was directed by Andre de Toth (Day of the Outlaw, The Last of the Comanches, House of Wax) you would expect something better.There are many action scenes, which are the greatest fun in a western like this, but most poorly made. We also have great actors like Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Claire Trevor. Perhaps De Toth got lost with so many 3D effects and did not concentrate on the movie, which had everything to succeed, specially one of the most interesting characters Scott ever played. Still, I cannot say I didn't enjoy it.


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