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The Quiet Gun (1957)

Sheriff Carl Brandon must uphold the law and prevent a lynching when his best friend is accused of murder and immorality by the townsfolk.

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Sheriff Carl Brandon
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Ralph Carpenter
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Teresa Carpenter
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Sampson
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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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The most violent vengeance in the West !

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An almost-classic western
11 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Quiet Gun" (1957) is yet another really good western. I'd rate it 3/4 or 7.5/10 if I could. The main things that prevent it from being a classic are its lesser story development as compared with longer features and its position late in the cycle of major westerns, so that it is a bit derivative. Perhaps its under-directed or low-key drama may also be cited, but I think that this fits the story and the quiet strength of the sheriff played by Forest Tucker. The story has plenty of twists and gradually develops into a fine story of lynching versus the law, as opposed to going in a more routine direction, which would have been Tucker vs. Lee Van Cleef. The sheriff set against the town is much more reminiscent of "High Noon". It's great to see this in Regalscope.


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