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The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

 -  Western  -  12 July 1956 (USA)
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Whenever it becomes known how good he is with guns, ex-gunman George and his wife Dora have to flee the town, in fear of all the gunmen who might want to challenge him. Unfortunately he ... See full summary »

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Dora Temple
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Vinnie Harold
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Eric Doolittle
Allyn Joslyn ...
Harvey Maxwell
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Lou Glover
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Taylor Swope
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Dink Wells (as Noah Beery)
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Kevin McGovern
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Brian Tibbs
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Rose Tibbs
Chubby Johnson ...
Frank Stringer
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Ben Buddy
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Lars Toomey
Christopher Olsen ...
Bobby Tibbs (as Chris Olsen)
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Whenever it becomes known how good he is with guns, ex-gunman George and his wife Dora have to flee the town, in fear of all the gunmen who might want to challenge him. Unfortunately he again spills his secret when he's drunk. All citizens swear to keep his secret and support him to give up his guns forever -- but a boy tells the story to a gang of wanted criminals. Their leader threatens to burn down the whole town, if he doesn't duel him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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WHAT HAPPENS in the next few minutes makes one of the most dramatic climaxes of any story you've ever seen!

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(at around 1 min) Where the posse is debating how to proceed, contrails are clearly visible in the sky. See more »

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Vinnie Harold: I'm lookin' for Fallon.
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Different but very good western
17 November 1998 | by (Hamton, VA) – See all my reviews

To his friends and neighbors George Temple (Glenn Ford) is a mild-mannered store keeper. But, unknown to all but his wife, George is obsessed with guns because in his youth he lacked the courage to go up against his lawman father's killer. Through years of secret practice George has become the fastest draw in the west, but he is still afraid of drawing against a man. When a ruthless gunman (Broderick Crawford) comes to town and threatens to burn it down Temple is forced to overcome his fears and try to stop him. This finely-crafted western deserves more recognition than it has received. If you like westerns, try to catch this one.


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