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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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Cast overview:
Cane Miro
Martin Kingsley ...
Mayor Gideon Polk
Jonathan Haze ...
Jake Hayes
Chris Alcaide ...
Deputy Joshua Tate
Jimmy Tonto (as Richard Miller)
Bruno VeSota ...
Zebelon Tabb (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Margaret Campbell ...
Felicity Polk
Marshal Scott Hood
Aaron Saxon ...
Nate Signo
Chris Miller ...
Tessie - a Dancer


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 <>

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Hired to kill the woman he loved!


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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 »


The opening scene has a subtitle "Friday, May 21, 1878", but May 21, 1878, was a Tuesday. See more »


[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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Promising premise that's botched
2 March 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The idea behind this movie - a woman in the wild west taking on the responsibilities of a marshal - was a promising one. It could have worked both in a realistic light, or one that was aimed more at an exploitation audience. However, the end results will more likely than not be unpleasing to any audience. I could live with the cheap nature of the production, from the tacky sets to the poor color photography. The biggest problem is that the movie is surprisingly boring. It's mostly talk talk talk, and none of the talk is particularly interesting or lively. There seems to be no particular effort to exploit the idea to the maximum potential. I think that audiences even in 1956 would have found the movie to be deadly boring. Even in a modern age of poor remakes, I am sure that a remake of this movie would be much more interesting than this version.

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