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Gunslinger (1956)

 -  Action | Romance | Western  -  June 1956 (USA)
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After her husband is gunned down, Rose Hood takes his place temporarily as marshal of a small Western town.

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Martin Kingsley ...
Mayor Gideon Polk
Jonathan Haze ...
Jake Hayes
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Deputy Joshua Tate
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Jimmy Tonto (as Richard Miller)
Bruno VeSota ...
Zebelon Tabb (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Margaret Campbell ...
Felicity Polk
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Marshal Scott Hood
Aaron Saxon ...
Nate Signo
Chris Miller ...
Tessie - a Dancer
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Oracle, Texas Marshal Scott Hood is murdered and his wife, Rose, takes his badge and sets out on a personal vendetta to find the killers. She'll have the badge two weeks, then the new marshal arrives to take over. Meanwhile, the unscrupulous Erica Page, the saloon-mistress, is busy buying up local property because she has a tip the railroad is going to make Oracle a depot stop. The cowardly mayor warns her that the railroad may not come to Oracle, but Erica already had that base covered, as after she makes payment on the land, she has her moronic henchman, Jake Hayes, murder the seller, take back the money, return it to her so she can buy some more land. Erica is a businesswoman who believes in a fast return on investment. But, in order to get away cleanly, if the railroad does not come through, she sends Jake out-of-state to Tombstone to hire a gunslinger to come kill Rose. He brings back a hired gun who falls in love with his intended target. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Allison Hayes broke her arm when she fell off a horse during the filming. Beverly Garland claimed Hayes intentionally slid from her horse in order to get out of the film. Director Roger Corman also shot a couple of close-ups of Hayes for the film as they were waiting for the ambulance. See more »

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In the woods when the letter was intercepted, the shadow cast by a very bright studio light, placed just to the left and behind the camera, is very visible when the horse and rider carrying the letter pass in front of the light. See more »

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[first lines]
Rose Hood: Hi.
Marshal Scott Hood: Hi. Long night.
Rose Hood: A quiet one for a change.
Marshal Scott Hood: Aw, you shouldn't get up so early just to fetch my breakfast.
Rose Hood: What else is a Marshal's wife good for?
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Remarkably bad
14 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Not one of Roger Corman's more impressive efforts, this movie introduces us to a Western town whose citizens, judging from their acting skills, are all made of wood. Beverly Garland takes what could be a fascinating character, a wife avenging the death of her husband (the town's Marshal), and does nothing with it, while John Ireland, playing a hired assassin/love interest, is just as bland. The dialogue, meanwhile, is so bad it's hilarious. Corman ought to be ashamed.


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