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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
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Harvey Maxwell
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Lou Glover
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Frank Stringer
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William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Lars Toomey
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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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Vinnie Harold: I'm lookin' for Fallon.
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Enjoyable little Western.
20 January 2007 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Nothing too fancy, just an enjoyable little black & white Western, that doesn't really ever impresses but delivers some good entertainment nevertheless.

The story, as the whole movie, is kept rather simple and small. I think this movie is what you can call a light-Western. Not a lot of action, not a lot of tough characters and other genre clichés present in this movie.

Glenn Ford was good enough in his role, although he perhaps played his character a bit too depressed. It doesn't always make the main character enjoyable but thank goodness that the movie is filled with some other good and enjoyable characters. Broderick Crawford was in my opinion miscast. I mean, an aging, balding, fat gunman? I had a hard time taking him serious as one of the fastest gunman in the west, even though his acting was good.

Due to the movie its simplistic story, nothing too notable ever occurs in the movie (or you have to count in the unexpected dance number, that really doesn't serve any purpose but is enjoyable nevertheless) and the movie for most part also stays rather predictable, with also a predictable 'surprise' ending.

An enjoyable little, simple Western that is worth a watch, if you have nothing else to do-, or better to watch.

6/10

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