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Man with the Gun (1955)

Approved | | Western | 5 November 1955 (USA)
When a notorious tough 'town tamer' is hired by the citizenry to rid of the gunmen driving them off their land, he finds the local saloon madam to be an old friend.

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A stranger comes to town looking for his estranged wife. He finds her running the local girls. He also finds a town and sheriff afraid of their own shadow, scared of a landowner they never see who rules through his rowdy sidekicks. The stranger is a town tamer by trade, and he accepts a $500 commission to sort things out. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Directorial debut of Richard Wilson. See more »

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As Nelly is running after Tollinger, just after telling him what happened to their daughter, she yells one line which doesn't match the movement of her lips. See more »

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[last lines]
Clint Tollinger: Time to quit this business, Nell. There's got to be an easier way to make a living.
Nelly Bain: We'll find it.
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Referenced in Get a Life: The Big City (1991) See more »

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Mitchum is hired to clean up the town.
20 July 2002 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Very good western.This was the first time writer Richard Wilson directed a film, also this was a first for Samuel Goldwyn Junior as a producer. It is a pleasure to see a very young and pretty Angie Dickinson as a saloon girl. Robert Mitchum comes to this town dominated by outlaws and is hired as a town tamer, but people are worried that he will go too far, also about the harm that he will do to the town´s businesses. There are some similarities in the story with "Warlock" which was made in 1959. This film keeps a very fast and exciting pace, it really keeps you on the edge.


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