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Gun for a Coward
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Release Date:
26 January 1957 (USA) See more »
SAGA OF WESTERN GUN-JUSTICE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
After the death of a rancher his three sons run the ranch but one of them is seen as a coward because of his reluctance to gunfight. Full summary » | Add synopsis »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Fred MacMurray ... Will Keough

Jeffrey Hunter ... Bless Keough

Janice Rule ... Aud Niven

Chill Wills ... Loving

Dean Stockwell ... Hade Keough

Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Keough

Betty Lynn ... Claire

Iron Eyes Cody ... Chief

Bob Hoy ... Danny (as Robert Hoy)
Jane Howard ... Marie

Marjorie Stapp ... Rose

John Larch ... Stringer

Paul Birch ... Andy Niven

Bob Steele ... Durkee

Frances Morris ... Mrs. Anderson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leon Alton ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Stanley Andrews ... Old Nester (uncredited)
Emile Avery ... Cowhand (uncredited)
John Barton ... Barfly (uncredited)

Bob Burns ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Forest Burns ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Penny Carpenter ... Lissa (uncredited)

Steve Carruthers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Fred Carson ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Kevin Corcoran ... Deke (uncredited)
Billy Dix ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Watson Downs ... Preacher (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Stuart Hall ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Young Nester (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... Nester (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Paul Kruger ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Nolan Leary ... Doctor (uncredited)
Jack Lilley ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Fred McDougall ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... Barfly (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Bartender (uncredited)

Regis Parton ... Bandit (uncredited)

Joe Phillips ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Jose Portugal ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Bartender (uncredited)

Ric Roman ... Bandit (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt ... Townsman at Dance (uncredited)
Sherman Sanders ... Square Dance Caller (uncredited)

Charles Soldani ... Indian (uncredited)

George Sowards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Will J. White ... Cowhand (uncredited)

Directed by
Abner Biberman 
Writing credits
R. Wright Campbell (written by)

Produced by
William Alland .... producer
Original Music by
Irving Gertz (uncredited)
Henry Russell (uncredited)
Frank Skinner (uncredited)
Cinematography by
George Robinson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edward Curtiss 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Alfred Sweeney 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
William P. Tapp  (as William Tapp)
Costume Design by
Jay A. Morley Jr. (gowns)
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Holland .... assistant director
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Henry Mancini .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (DVD) | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:U (tv rating) | USA:Approved | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Dean Stockwell's first film as an adult after a six-year hiatus.See more »
The Preacher:The Good Book speaks a lot of words at a time like this. But I don't think Harry Keough knew too many of them. He wasn't old enough...or calmed enough.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Broadway by Light (1958)See more »


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