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Gun the Man Down (1956)

Approved | | Western | 15 November 1956 (USA)
Two bank robbers abandon their wounded partner to the posse and run with the loot but their partner, after serving time in prison, seeks revenge.

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Rem Anderson
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Matt Rankin (as Robert Wilke)
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Billy Deal
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Three outlaw buddies rob a bank, but one of them is wounded. His two partners and his girlfriend take his share of the loot and run off, leaving him to be captured by the sheriff. Years later, after he gets out of prison, he goes in search of his double-crossing partners and his faithless girlfriend. He finds them in a semi-deserted, run-down town, but instead of killing them right away, he decides to play cat-and-mouse with them first. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Like an Avenging Angel - he terrorized the West in search of the killers who had stolen his name - his money and his woman! See more »

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Arizona Mission  »

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This was the first western film of many directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. See more »

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When Rem Anderson (James Arness) is brought back from the robbery wounded, and is laid on the table, his girlfriend Janice (Angie Dickinson) checks him and says he's lost a lot of blood and can't be moved. Yet after they leave him, he gets up and staggers around fairly well, with no evidence of blood on him at all. See more »

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Forgotten Western
25 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three outlaw buddies rob a bank, but one of them is wounded. His two partners and his girlfriend take his share of the loot and run off, leaving him to be captured by the sheriff. Years later, after he gets out of prison, he goes in search of his double-crossing partners and his faithless girlfriend.

Although not widely known today, this is a great western and the precursor to "Gunsmoke" in many ways. But what really got me was how much it walks the line between a western and a gangster movie. While it is completely a western, there is a certain element that makes me think gangster: rather than ratting out his friends, a criminal is going to take care of them himself. That is very gangster.

Interestingly, the producer was John Wayne's brother. Wayne's involvement in westerns is widely known, but how many people know his brother was also involved in his own way?


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