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Writers:
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) &
Mark Hanna (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1956 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hired to kill the woman he loved!
Plot:
After her husband is gunned down, Rose Hood takes his place temporarily as marshal of a small Western town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Ireland ... Cane Miro

Beverly Garland ... Marshal Rose Hood

Allison Hayes ... Erica Page
Martin Kingsley ... Mayor Gideon Polk
Jonathan Haze ... Jake Hayes
Margaret Campbell ... Felicity Polk
Bruno VeSota ... Zebelon Tabb (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Chris Alcaide ... Deputy Joshua Tate

Dick Miller ... Jimmy Tonto (as Richard Miller)
George Offerman Jr. (as George Offerman)

William Schallert ... Marshal Scott Hood
Paul McGuire
Aaron Saxon ... Nate Signo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louanna Gardner ... Sadie (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Barfly (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Barfly (uncredited)
Chris Miller ... Tessie - a Dancer (uncredited)
Steve Mitchell ... Gunfighter (uncredited)

Paul Rapp ... Gunfighter (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) &
Mark Hanna (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
David Kramarsky .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
Russell Garcia (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Frederick E. West (photography) (as Fred West)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Gross  (as Charles Gross Jr.)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Byron .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bartlett A. Carre .... assistant director (as Bart Carré)
 
Stunts
Paul Rapp .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Charles Hanawalt)
 
Music Department
Ronald Stein .... musical director
 
Other crew
Roger Corman .... presenter
Chris Miller .... choreographer
 

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Runtime:
71 min | USA:83 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
It rained throughout most of the shoot. Many exterior shots had to be rewritten at the last minute to be shot indoors. Several exterior shots had to be done with a tarp over the actors' heads, and the score was used to drown out the sound of the rain hitting it.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Joshua and Cane fight in the Marshal's Office, they bump into the jail cell which shakes like a heavy steel cage shouldn't.See more »
Quotes:
[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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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Early Corman Effort!, 10 January 2003
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Gunslinger" was an early "B" western drama from Producer/Director Roger Corman. Shot in color on a shoestring budget, it is nevertheless an interesting little western.

When Rose Hood's (Beverly Garland) husband the Marshal is murdered, she is forced to strap on a gunbelt and take over his job. The local saloon madam Erica Page (Alison Hayes) feels threatened, she sends her lovesick bartender Jake (Jonathon Haze) to hire a gunslinger to kill the marshal. All in black gunfighter Cane Miro (John Ireland) rides into town to take on the job. It seems that Cane also has an axe to grind with the town's mayor (Martin Kingsley). Of course Cane becomes attracted to Rose and she to him. Cane is torn between the two women. But he ultimately succumbs to his dark side and the finale involves the final shootout between Rose and Cane.

Corman adds a few little twists that make this film a cut above your average "B" western. First there is a female villain in Erica and a knock down drag out fight between herself and Rose. Next there is a sequence where the three saloon girls try to lynch Rose. There is also an excellent scrap involving Ireland and Chris Alcaide playing the deputy Joshua.

The acting is above average for a Corman picture of this period. Garland, always one of my personal western gals, is good in the lead. Ireland, always under rated, is excellent as the title character. Alison Hayes makes a chilling villain and Corman regular Haze is quite good as the simple minded Jake.

This film is certainly worth a look.

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