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20 September 1957 (USA) See more »
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Ellen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle... See more » | Add synopsis »
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with Vince Edwards and Chuck Connors this should have been better See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Rory Calhoun ... Gil McCord

Anne Francis ... Ellen Beldon

Vince Edwards ... Kell Beldon

John Litel ... Mace Beldon

Chuck Connors ... Judd Farrow
Robert Burton ... Nathan Conroy
Salvador Baguez ... Domingo Ortega

Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Elby Kirby
Regis Parton ... Cliff Beldon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beulah Archuletta ... Indian Squaw (uncredited)

Bart Braverman ... Pablo (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Sheriff Jenner (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Haddon (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Judge Dwight Larson (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden ... Culdane - Sheriff of Beldon County (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Dan Riss ... Walt Bodie - Lawyer (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Frank Cooper - Conroy Ranch Wrangler (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Townsman (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Deputy-Guard (uncredited)
Loren Wegeman ... Cliff Mason (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray Nazarro 
Writing credits
Buckley Angell (story)

Buckley Angell (screenplay) and
David Lang (screenplay)

Produced by
Rory Calhoun .... producer
Victor M. Orsatti .... producer
Original Music by
Albert Glasser 
Cinematography by
Harold J. Marzorati 
Film Editing by
Frank Santillo 
Art Direction by
William A. Horning 
Urie McCleary 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Hugh Hunt 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor
Special Effects by
Lee LeBlanc .... special effects
Regis Parton .... stunt double (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Other crew
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor

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63 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
with Vince Edwards and Chuck Connors this should have been better, 20 May 2010
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

The Hired Gun opens with a camera shot through the noose that is scheduled to go around the pretty neck of Ellen Beldon (Anne Francis), the first woman ever to face hanging in Texas. When she's rescued by Judd Farrow (Chuck Connors) and taken back to her family's ranch in New Mexico, the Texans hire Gil McCord (Rory Calhoun) to bring her back in order to carry out the sentence. The heavy backdrop of a potential hanging, especially of a woman, gives the film some dramatic weight, as does the trip back to Texas, after McCord has recaptured Ellen. The film could have been a lot more interesting if on the way back to Texas it had exploited some of the underlying lust between them. Instead it plays it safe with a few action scenes where a group of Indians attack and McCord kills them, thus putting the film in jeopardy of being a Saturday afternoon flick for the kiddy matinees. Considering the cast, which includes a good part for Vince Edwards as well as Chuck Conners, and the overall noir look due to the b & w cinematography, the film had the story ingredients and talent to be a minor masterpiece.

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