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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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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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23 April 1954 (West Germany)  »

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In a separately filmed trailer, Randolph Scott talks to the audience about the film and about Three Dimension. 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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decent western
7 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i liked this western.it isn't the greatest western i have seen,but i thought it was mostly well acted,i found the story interesting,and i thought there was some good chemistry between the characters.it's well paced,with a fair amount of action and some excitement.Randolph Scott is the lead actor in the movie,and i thought he was OK,except he seemed a bit too old for the part.but maybe that's just me and my imagination.Claire Trevor(Stagecoach,1939))also stars,and is great.Ernest Borgnine appears as well.there are some other well known actors of the time,(and genre)as well,but i can't recall their names.by the way,this movie was originally filmed in 3D,so it looks a bit cheesy when objects are thrust toward the screen.for me,The Stranger Wore a Gun is a 6/10


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