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Top Gun (1955)

Approved | | Western | 29 January 1956 (UK)
A gunslinger returns to his hometown to warn of an impending outlaw gang attack, but he's met with hatred and fear for his previous killings.

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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 Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Give Us All The Whiskey, Gold And Women In Town...Or We'll Burn It To The Ground! See more »

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The film was released in 1955. Ironically the following cast members died over the next seven years: William Bishop (1918-59); James Millican (1910-59); John Cason (1918-62); Wheaton Chambers (1887-1958); Jack Kenney (I) (1902-61); Carl Mathews (1899-1959); Frank O'Connor (I) (1881-1959); William 'Bill' Phillips (1908-57). Granted that three of them were born between 1881-99, but the others were considerably young for even that time and none died in accidents. The following cast members died before reaching age 60: Hugh Sanders (I) (1911-66); Richard Reeves (I) (1912-67). See more »

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During the scene on the edge of town where Martin is about to be framed, you can clearly see a set of car headlights move across the mountain road in the background. See more »

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This movie is just plain poor
5 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Westerns but this one.... whew, what a stinker! I think what turned me off almost right off the bat was the inane dialog. I think I could have written better dialog than this when I was in eighth grade. And the poor actors! Given this terrible dialog, none of them came across looking anything but ridiculous. Really, I'm not kidding. Some of this is little better than what you'd get in an Ed Wood film.

The biggest tragedy is Sterling Hayden. He was probably THE "big" star in this movie which if you called it a B-Western, you'd be lavishing praise upon it. This is what should be called a B-minus Western perhaps. Pity Sterling Hayden, who appeared at other times along with Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, and other major talents. For him to appear in a vehicle this poor must have been something he tried to downplay for the rest of his life.

One annoying thing about this movie is all the men look like they haven't shaved in a week and their faces are all greasy. I know in the old West guys weren't always well groomed but to a man this is a movie that makes you want to just go 'EWWWW!' Really, this is a crummy Western. Denver Pyle also had to live this one down, especially after appearances in so many great Westerns. Bad, bad movie.


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