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.
Alfred L. Werker
In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.
After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort ... See full summary »
Gunfighter Rick Martin returns to his hometown of Casper, Wyoming to learn of the fate of his mother and to warn the town of an impending raid by the Tom Quentin gang. The townspeople however reject him, afraid that his gunslinging past will cause new trouble. Rick learns that his mother did not die of illness but was murdered, and he comes to suspect the town's leading citizen -- a man now engaged to marry the woman Rick loves. Written by
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Going through the first part of "Top Gun" you think you are seeing the same western you already saw for the millionth time. Even though the cinematography brings to mind "High Noon" , and it is fun to see a beginner, Rod Taylor, as a bad guy hiding his Australian accent, the film looks too "déjà vu" to be good. Karen Booth looks too old for the part she is playing. But the story of the gunfighter who returns and finds that the woman he loves is engaged to the bad guy is just too ran down. But about halfway through the film everything changes. When the bad guys with their leader Tom Quentin (John Dehner), come to take over the town, there is a great exchange of words between Quentin and Rick Martin (Hayden). There is also the incredibly two faced Canby Judd (William Bishop). And also some good shoot ups, and all this adds up to make "Top Gun" an enjoyable western.
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