MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,558 this week

The Hired Gun (1957)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  20 September 1957 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 140 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Ellen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle, breaks her out of jail and escorts her to the safety of her uncle's New ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Anne Francis obituary
| The Guardian - TV News
Anne Francis, 1930 - 2011
| MUBI

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 02 May 2011
 
a list of 1642 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 712 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
a list of 320 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 426 titles
created 15 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Hired Gun" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Hired Gun (1957)

The Hired Gun (1957) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Hired Gun.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jonas Trapp falls in love with the beautiful Jessie, a wealthy girl out of his humble class. Against the wishes of her snobbish aunt, she marries him, later faking a pregnancy to win her ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard McEveety
Stars: Chuck Connors, Michael Rennie, Kathryn Hays
Hit and Run (1957)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Garage owner Gus Hilmer marries showgirl Julie, many years his junior, and this causes a conflict between Gus and Frankie, a young mechanic he has befriended. FRankie falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas
Stars: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, Vince Edwards
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A policeman and his prisoner survive the crash of the plane in the mountains in which they were traveling. They seek shelter in the lonely hut of a man and his daughter...

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Jean Simmons, Stephen McNally
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Peter Graves, Mala Powers, Chuck Connors
City of Fear (1959)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A vicious killer escapes from San Quentin with a cannister of what he believes to be heroin but is actually a radioactive substance that threatens all Los Angeles.

Director: Irving Lerner
Stars: Vince Edwards, Lyle Talbot, John Archer
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When an Indian chief is murdered in a hateful town, a sympathizing ex marshal tries to stop the Indians from attacking for revenge.

Director: Bernard Girard
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Gloria Grahame, Lloyd Bridges
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Frustrated with the lack of opportunities in his hometown, young Jess Harker plans to leave, but sympathetic stagecoach armed guard Race Crim persuades his boss to give Jess the stage driver job.

Director: Harmon Jones
Stars: Dale Robertson, Rory Calhoun, Robert Wagner
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A crook brings together a group of ex-cons and other misfits in order to rob the payroll at an Air Force base.

Director: Jack Shea
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Leslie Nielsen, Lainie Kazan
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Marine officer tells his squad the story behind a bottle of liquor that he always keeps with him but never drinks from.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: John Payne, Chuck Connors, Peter Graves
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer - until he finds his next target is a woman.

Director: Irving Lerner
Stars: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi
Rogue Cop (1954)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Detective Chris Kelvaney has a brother, Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from the scene of the crime. Chris has contacts with the gangster Beaumonte, who... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, George Raft
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An outlaw gang on the lam encounters former associate Simon Bhumer and his gorgeous daughter, who's drawn to their leader Cully.

Director: Richard Carlson
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Colleen Miller, George Nader
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Gil McCord
...
Ellen Beldon
...
Kell Beldon
...
Mace Beldon
...
Judd Farrow
Robert Burton ...
Nathan Conroy
Salvador Baguez ...
Domingo Ortega
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Elby Kirby
Regis Parton ...
Cliff Beldon
Edit

Storyline

Ellen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle, breaks her out of jail and escorts her to the safety of her uncle's New Mexico ranch. Mace Beldon, her father-in-law, offers professional gunman Gil McCord five-thousand dollars to bring her back to Texas so she can be hung. He is able to get her away and, during the trip back, she tells him the story of her trial. She claims her brother-in-law, Kell Beldon, shot his step-brother (her husband)so that he would be his father's sole heir, and that drunken fur-trapper Elby Kirby was the only witness. Gill decides to see Kirby and force a confession from him. Meanwhile, Kell gets Ellen back by chance and turns her over to the law. Gill gets an order from the district judge to stop the execution, and Kell, seeing his story falling apart tries to out-shoot Gill. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

ONE GUN AGAINST THREE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flucht vor dem Galgen  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hokey ultra low budget western
2 May 2005 | by (Fort Worth, Texas) – See all my reviews

Badly made western featuring Calhoun as a gunfighter paid $5000 to go find an escaped murderer-- who happens to be Anne Francis. He does so, and of course, everyone is trying to stop him. Terrible performances, terrible script, lack luster direction, wall to wall music-- all in all, a really bad movie. And it's only about 72 minutes long. Made back in the days when westerns ruled on the TV screens, it was shot widescreen, with only one or two well shot scenes, the rest of the time, it looked like they did one take and moved on. Classic scenes even included four Indians who were obviously white guys in grease paint. Good for a laugh, that's about it. TCM shows this once in a while-- a real hoot.


7 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Hired Gun (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?