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Gun Glory (1957)

Approved | | Romance, 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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Grimsell
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Sam Winscott
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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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Romance | Western

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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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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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Good only for its two stars...

Westerns were in fashion after the surprise smash of "Fastest Gun Alive", 1956.

"Gun Glory" opens with a gunfighter (Stewart Granger), facing community rejection upon returning home to settle down... He finds his wife dead and his son resentful...

Granger's personal magnetism is fair enough to carry a tedious story... He manages to be quiet fast in the gun... Strong, warm, sure and tender while remaining a father and a man in love...

Rhonda Fleming comes out graceful but her character loses some of its translation to Western lead... She seems more comfortable with her lighthearted love interest...

Despite a few pretentious action moments, "Gun Glory" - photographed in color and CinemaScope - is, on the whole, good only for its two stars...


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