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Money, Women and Guns (1958)

Approved | | Mystery, Western | October 1958 (USA)
Just after making a large gold discovery, an old prospector is ambushed and killed by three masked men but manages to kill two of his attackers before he dies. He also manages to scribble ... See full summary »

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'Silver' Ward Hogan
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Mary Johnston Kingman
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Davy Kingman
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Sheriff Abner Crowley
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Jess Ryerson
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Art Birdwell (as Lon Chaney)
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Clinton Gunston
Jeffrey Stone ...
Johnny Bee
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Henry Devers
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Sally Gunston (as Judy Meredith)
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Damian Bard
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Setting Sun
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Nibbs
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John Briggs
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Just after making a large gold discovery, an old prospector is ambushed and killed by three masked men but manages to kill two of his attackers before he dies. He also manages to scribble out a will, which is given to detective "Silver" Ward Hogan, who is hired to track down the legitimate heirs and to try to find the third murderer. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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All of them wanted to share his gold... one of them wanted to take his life!

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Mystery | Western

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October 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Completed September 1957, released over a year later,in October 1958. See more »

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In an early scene, if you keep an eye on Ben Merriweather as he scrawls out his dying note, there's no way his erratic, shaking hand could have produced anything legible. See more »

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Lonely Is The Hunter
Composed and Sung by Jimmy Wakely
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The Most Famous Detective In The West!
21 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Money, Women and Guns is directed by Richard H. Bartlett and written by Montgomery Pittman. It stars Jock Mahoney, Kim Hunter, Tim Hovey, Gene Evans, Tom Drake and Lon Chaney Jr. Music is by Joseph Gershenson and CinemaScope photography is by Philip Lathrop.

A strange bag of oats is this one. The makers have offered up CinemaScope and parked up at Lone Pine to film it. The colour lensing is beautiful, while the story has promise unbound, yet it still struggles to come out in credit.

Story sees an old prospector murdered at pic's start (we don't see who done the deed), so in comes detective Silver Ward Hogan (Mahoney). Hogan sets out to find the killer and also an heir to the dead man's fortune.

And thus we have a sort of Hercule Poirot in the Wild West. Which is fun, and the mystery element is engaging and constantly strong. Yet the Scope potential is barely utilised, action is in short supply, and the acting performances - whilst adequate - reek of easy paycheck time.

Not a waste of time by any stretch of the imagination, but it sure as hell is frustrating. 6/10


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