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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
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Johnny Bee
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Henry Devers
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Damian Bard
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Setting Sun
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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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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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Jock Mahoney and Lon Chaney
25 February 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1958's "Money, Women and Guns" was a somewhat modest color B-Western from Universal, where Jock Mahoney was coming off his one science fiction title, "The Land Unknown." Elderly prospector Ben Merriweather (Edwin Jerome) is bushwhacked by a trio of masked marauders, two of which are killed in a brief shootout. In his final moments, the dying man writes out his last will and testament, leaving his wealth to a half dozen beneficiaries, and it's up to Mahoney's frontier detective 'Silver' Ward Hogan to track each one down. One is played by William Campbell, an ex-con struggling to go straight alongside young wife Judi Meredith (both worked for Roger Corman in 1966, Campbell in "Track of the Vampire" and Meredith in "Planet of Blood"). The youngest is David Kingman (Tim Hovey), a little boy whose only contact with Merriweather was a conversation about Santa Claus; his widowed mother (Kim Hunter) takes a shine to the wandering loner that David worships. One self contained vignette teams James Gleason's Henry Devers with Lon Chaney's Art Birdwell; Devers was Merriweather's former prospecting partner, who sends his poker playing partner Birdwell into town to cash his $50,000 beneficiary check. Jeffrey Stone followed up with "The Thing That Couldn't Die," while Phillip Terry did "The Leech Woman" (Tom Drake worked with Chaney in 1956's "The Cyclops" and 1966's "House of the Black Death"). As for Chaney, this innocuous little Western marked his final credit for Universal, the studio that cast him adrift following 1945's "House of Dracula," calling him back on only four occasions, the first three being 1948's "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," 1951's "Flame of Araby," and 1952's "The Black Castle" (he previously worked for director Richard H. Bartlett in 1955's "The Silver Star," for Lippert Pictures).


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