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Man from Del Rio (1956)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 30 October 1956 (USA)
A fast Mexican-American gunman kills a few notorious gunfighters and is hired to replace Mesa's dead sheriff but a crooked saloon-keeper wants him on his payroll or out-of-the-way.

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Dave Robles
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Ed Bannister
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Doc Adams
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Bill Dawson
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Mexican gunfighter Dave Robles outdraws the town's outlaw-turned-sheriff and is invited to fill the dead man's shoes. But a tin star doesn't bring automatic respectability and Robles is shunned by the town's leading citizens. His popularity with its less-savory element, particularly saloonkeeper Bannister, wanes dramatically, too, as he starts to take his job seriously. It is his love for a decent, caring woman that keeps Dave in town, but can she convince him to lay down his gun and start a new life? Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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OUTCAST WITH A GUN! (original print ad - all caps)

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Romance | Western

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30 October 1956 (USA)  »

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The Man from Del Rio  »

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Trivia

Although most people think he was Greek, Anthony Quinn was actually born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and had an opportunity to return to his ethnic heritage as the Mexican gunfighter. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Dave shoots Richey, Dave fires first and hits him . When Richey fires, he holds the gun high, and it can be clearly seen that the shot goes high and astray. Yet, Dave is wounded. The doctor says it's a "scratch." However, given where the wound is it couldn't be a scratch. Dave's body would have had to be turned from Richey, which it wasn't. The bullet would have penetrated the body. See more »

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Opening credits list Anthony Quinn as the "MAN FROM DEL RIO". See more »

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Never trust a drunk
27 October 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Good western with Quinn playing a man bent on revenge who lives on the shady side of the law. After coming to a strange town his life is changed completely and he must come to a major decision concerning his future. Lots of good gunplay, bad guys, and, of course, the love interest.


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