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The Quiet Gun (1957)

 -  Western  -  January 1957 (USA)
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Hired gun Doug Sadler rides into a small Western town and immediately provokes the local sheriff, Carl Brandon, by tormenting a simpleminded local named Sampson. Brandon is further provoked... See full summary »

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Sheriff Carl Brandon
Mara Corday ...
Irene
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Ralph Carpenter
Kathleen Crowley ...
Teresa Carpenter
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Doug Sadler
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Sampson
Tom Brown ...
John Reilly
Gerald Milton ...
Lesser
Lewis Martin ...
Steven Hardy
Vince Barnett ...
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Edith Evanson ...
Mrs. Merrick
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Hired gun Doug Sadler rides into a small Western town and immediately provokes the local sheriff, Carl Brandon, by tormenting a simpleminded local named Sampson. Brandon is further provoked by a visit from city attorney Hardy, who announces that the town council is charging local rancher Ralph Carpenter with violations of morality for living with an Indian girl. Brandon, who is in love with Carpenter's estranged wife Teresa, realizes that there is something sinister behind both these events, but he is unsuccessful in preventing calamity from erupting. Eventually he must stand against his entire town in order to protect it and the law he represents. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Solid B Western
12 November 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Forrest Tucker gives an interesting understated, "quiet" performance, Lee Van Cleef chews up the scenery, and the (usually unwelcome) comic relief works (surprisingly) well.

Also, decent plot twists and neat little affectations - like Forrest Tucker always rolling cigarettes and his tobacco pouch hanging out of his jacket pocket.

Highly recommended for lovers of: adult westerns B-Westerns 50s Westerns


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