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Gun Glory (1957)

Approved | | Western | 5 August 1957 (Sweden)
A gunfighter defends his town when cattlemen threaten to destroy it by stampeding cattle through the farmlands.

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Tom Early
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Jo
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Preacher
Steve Rowland ...
Tom Early, Jr.
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Grimsell
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Sam Winscott
Arch Johnson ...
Gunn
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In 1886, the gunman and gambler Tom Early returns to his homeland to settle down, but he is rejected by his community. He rides to his farm, where he finds that his wife Alice has recently died and his son Tom Early Jr., who disagrees with taking up arms, is working alone. The next morning, Tom rides into the town to buy supplies and sees Sam, the grocer, humiliating his employee Jo. At the same time the cattle lord Grimsell arrives in town with two gunfighters, Gunn and Blondie, and tells the Preacher that he will be crossing 20,000 head of cattle through their lands and their town. Although the preacher tries to explain that the people own the land, Grimsell is not interested in their rights. When Blondie sees Tom Early, he draws his gun but is shot by Tom, in self defense, and kills the gunman. He then invites Jo to work on the farm. While the Preacher wants to send an emissary to Laramie to bring the law to his town, Grimsell summons more than thirty gunfighters to work for him. ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The canyon pass dynamited by amazing strategy! Thousands of cattle in a frenzied stampede! Men and horse in the path of destruction! (original poster) See more »

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5 August 1957 (Sweden)  »

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A Arma Dum Bravo  »

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$1,707,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)| (Perspecta Sound)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Sweet Betsy from Pike
Written by John A. Stone
Sung by the preacher at Early's homestead
Also played by a music box
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changing west western
1 August 2006 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

The story of peace-loving farmers and townspeople fighting for land, water, law and order, and the respect and ultimate subjugation of the long entrenched cattle interests and their hired guns had been worked over better in earlier (Shane) and probably later films as well. There's some good action scenes and the general layout of the story, excluding a disappointing ending, is well executed. Law and order and religion have established roots in the town, but the old order of cattle drives, cowboys, and gunslingers is still around as well. The clash of the two occurs in a nicely staged ambush scene where the townsmen ride right into a trap. Granger, an ex-gunfighter, plays the guy who is shunned by the very townspeople who need his expertise with a gun.


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