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Shotgun (1955)

Passed  -  Western  -  24 April 1955 (USA)
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Clay Hardin, a Deputy U.S. Marshal, is about to turn in his badge and take the job as the territory's Indian commissioner until the notorious Ben Thompson slays the marshal when he tried to... See full summary »

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Clay Hardin
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Abby (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
Zachary Scott ...
Reb Carlton
Guy Prescott ...
Ben Thompson
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Bentley (as Robert Wilke)
Angela Greene ...
Aletha
Paul Marion ...
Delgadito
John Pickard ...
Perez
Ralph Sanford ...
Chris
Rory Mallinson ...
Frank
Fiona Hale ...
Midge
Ward Wood ...
Ed
Lane Chandler ...
Marshal Mark Fletcher
Al Wyatt Sr. ...
Greybar (as Al Wyatt)
Harry Harvey Jr. ...
Davey
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Clay Hardin, a Deputy U.S. Marshal, is about to turn in his badge and take the job as the territory's Indian commissioner until the notorious Ben Thompson slays the marshal when he tried to make an arrest. Clay turns his back on a white-collar job and his girl to pursue the gang. Picking up a bounty hunter and a beautiful half-breed woman along the way, the little band follows the trail into Apache land where the lawman discovers that the outlaws plan to sell repeating rifles to the Indians. Written by David Bassler

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The West Still Rings With The Legend Of The Shotgun Avenger! (original six-sheet poster) See more »

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Western

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24 April 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ritt in die Hölle  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Abby's (Yvonne De Carlo's) hair and costume were not of the Western era. See more »

Quotes

[Clay pursues Thompson into the Apache camp]
Ben Thompson: I'd never have figured that you'd let a gal get you into this kind of a mess - or is it that badge you're wearin'?
Clay Hardin: I figure I have a pat hand, Thompson.
Ben Thompson: Against 50 to 1?
Clay Hardin: My back's all right so long as I'm facing you.
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he wrote his name with bullets.
20 November 2006 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Shotgun is one of those special westerns, that in spite of having no ambitions, came out above average. Lesley Selander had great practice in doing westerns, from the days of Hopalong Cassidy and this is in my opinion his best. The story is about a sheriff searching for the man who killed his boss. Among other weapons he carries a sawed-off shotgun. He rescues Yvonne De Carlo and is joined by bounty hunter Zachary Scott. Part of the writing credits went to Rory Calhoun, an actor who made mostly westerns and one wonders why he did not take the main role for himself. In Brazil this film did quite well at the box office and had a good title "Escreveu seu nome a bala" (He wrote his name with bullets)


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