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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 (Pathécolor)
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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:
Shot in seven days.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the climactic gunfight, Beverly Garland's horse does not react to the shots that are being fired in its direction.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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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Roger Corman's magnum opus!, 21 December 1999
Author: Brian Manville (Sterno-2) from Frederick, MD

I'll admit that I don't expect much from a Roger Corman film. Generally, I expect a lot of walking and bad scripts. Yet in this case, I am pleasantly surprised.

The Gunslinger is a story of a woman (played by the spunky Beverly Garland) who takes over as sheriff after her husband is brutally murdered. Ms. Garland is a pretty good shot herself, killing one of the murderers the next day at her husband's funeral. Her first task is to shut down the local bar that is violating the town curfew. The bar's owner is trying to buy land in anticipation of being bought out by the (hoped-for) railroad. However, Ms. Garland is a thorn in her plans, and the bar matron hires a man to kill Ms. Garland.

Because of Ms. Garland's plays her role honestly and realistically, there is absolutely no temptation to go to Suzanne Somers "She's the Sheriff" jokes. With the exception of a couple of faux pas (the apartment door that opens OUT from the inside, jeep tracks, and the two horsemen waiting on screen for their cue to ride around a corner), the movie becomes quite passable as movie fare. However, Corman could not resist padding his film with horse riding scenes, much like he does walking in other films.

Sterno says The Gunslinger is a horse opera worth your time.

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