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Man or Gun (1958)

Approved | | Western | 30 May 1958 (USA)
A gun-slinging drifter, armed with a legendary pistol, saves a town from the greedy clutches of an evil family. But what makes him so fast? Is it the man or the gun?

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Cast

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'Maybe' Smith / Scott Yancey
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Fran Dare
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Pinch Corley
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Sheriff Jim Jackson
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Mike Ferris
Harry Shannon ...
Justin Corley
Jil Jarmyn ...
Mrs. Pinch Corley
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Deputy Sheriff Burt Burton
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Buckstorm Corley
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Swede (as Karl Davis)
Julian Burton ...
Billy Corley
Carl York ...
Jack Corley
Harry Klekas ...
Dodd
Mel Gaines ...
Diego
Ron McNeil ...
Nick
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A gun-slinging drifter, armed with a legendary pistol, saves a town from the greedy clutches of an evil family. But what makes him so fast? Is it the man or the gun?

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A TOUGH FRONTIER KILLER SETS A MURDEROUS MANTRAP -- But Instead Catches the Girl He Loves! See more »

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Western

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Approved | See all certifications »
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30 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jede Kugel trifft  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

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This is film noir western, a low key but good entertainment.
16 September 2001 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I just saw this on cable, and knowing nothing about it before hand, I found myself slowly drawn into the story. I wanted to know what would happen to these characters, and what was really motivating them. I ended up really enjoying it.

All the leads play characters who are intense, and are flawed in various ways. Also, we never get a whole lot of background on the characters, just enough to intrigue me and keep me watching.

At times, I found myself comparing the directorial and writing style to some of the early Dragnet TV episodes from the 1950's. Being black and white, the lighting is subdued, almost flat. The shootings are quick and intense and almost matter of fact.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed it but suspect it is not for everyone.


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