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Shotgun (1955)

Approved | | Western | 24 April 1955 (USA)
When vengeful Ben Thompson ambushes and kills Marshal Mark Fletcher with a shotgun Deputy Marshal Clay Hardin pursues the Thompson gang.

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Clay
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Abby (as Yvonne DeCarlo in opening credits) (as Yvonne deCarlo in closing credits)
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Reb
Guy Prescott ...
Thompson
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Bentley (as Robert Wilke)
Angela Greene ...
Aletha
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Delgadito
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Perez
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Chris
Rory Mallinson ...
Frank
Fiona Hale ...
Midge
Ward Wood ...
Ed
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Fletcher
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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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They were Three of a Kind...ALL BAD! (original ad) See more »

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24 April 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ritt in die Hölle  »

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1.85 : 1
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When Reb Carlton (Zachary Scott) is supposedly pinned to a tree by an arrow, the arrow can be seen moving with Reb's breathing, showing it was just strapped to his chest. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Clay Hardin: Still headin' for Calexico?
Abby: Not unless you are. I was thinkin' of a ranch.
Clay Hardin: Might be the kind of life you'd like.
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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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