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At Gunpoint (1955)

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The peace-loving owner of a general store, who became a town hero when he luckily killed the leader of a gang of bank robbers, is deserted by the townspeople who fear the threatened return of the vengeful bandits.

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Martha Wright
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Doc Lacy
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Billy Wright
Skip Homeier ...
Bob Dennis
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Livingstone
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Clem Clark
Irving Bacon ...
Al Ferguson
Jack Lambert ...
Kirk
John Pickard ...
Alvin Dennis
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The Stranger (Bob Alexander)
Harry Shannon ...
Marshal MacKay
Frank Ferguson ...
Marshal George Henderson
James O'Hara ...
Wally (as James Lilburn)
Harry Lauter ...
Federal Marshal
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The peace-loving owner of a general store, who became a town hero when he luckily killed the leader of a gang of bank robbers, is deserted by the townspeople who fear the threatened return of the vengeful bandits.

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Every Desperate Moment Brought Them Closer To Gunpoint! See more »

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25 December 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mancha de Sangue  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
[Bob Dennis is practicing aiming and firing his gun]
Alvin Dennis: You're sure itchin' to use that thing again, ain't ya?
Bob Dennis: Never hurts to be ready.
Alvin Dennis: You're always ready. Put it away.
Bob Dennis: You're nervous, huh?
Alvin Dennis: Yeah, well, I wouldn't be if it wasn't for you.
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Good film - Great cast - Avoid alternate version "Smokin' Barrel"
20 October 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Acting and production (including music) are top notch. Screenplay is well written. Entire cast is made up of major stars and great character actors which made this an entirely worthwhile "Saturday Matinée" in its day. Although not noted, this is a color film of about 81 minutes in length. There is some on-screen shooting & deaths ... but no blood; it could easily have received a "General Audience" rating.

This film was also distributed in the USA in 1992/1993 by "Dominican Releasing, Puerto Rico" as "SMOKIN' BARREL"; perhaps this was a pirated release as shamefully all titles and credits were cut out and replaced with the two-word opening "SMOKIN BARREL" and two-word closing "THE END"; no other information. The quality of this tape, recorded in the EP mode, is extremely poor visually with blurred images in high contrast; it is almost unviewable (although the sound is acceptable). The tape's box has numerous errors in the credits ... crediting Vaughn Monroe & Billy Gray as being in the film (they were not) ... and leaving off one of the two main stars ... Fred MacMurray ... as well as child star Tommy Rettig. It also states the film is rated "R" (believe me, it is NOT an "R" film). Avoid "Smokin Barrel" ... but definitely see any other good quality legitimate versions of this film.


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