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No Name on the Bullet (1959)

Approved | | Western | February 1959 (USA)
When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge.

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Luke Canfield
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Anne Benson
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Roseanne Fraden
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Lou Fraden
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Asa Canfield
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Buck Hastings
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Judge Benson
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Reeger
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Pierce
Charles Watts ...
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John Alderson ...
Chaffee
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Harold Miller
Russ Bender ...
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Cool, cultured John Gant rides into Lordsburg. Gant is a professional killer, and although no one knows who he is there to kill, they are all worried. Everyone has enemies, and maybe Gant is in town for them. While they wait for him to make his move, paranoia starts taking over... Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The strangest killer who ever stalked the West !

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Judge Benson: Viciousness in men, Luke, is inside. Deep inside.
Dr. Luke Canfield: But why? What caused it? I keep wanting to know what makes him tick.
Judge Benson: Well, it's usually a kind of logical progression. A youngster starts running with a gang. Sooner or later they're killed off or sent to prison until he's the only one left. He's gotten away with killing and he keeps going with it... alone. He can't let himself even like someone because some day he might have to kill them. By then there's no turning back. Even if he wants to ...
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Possibly Audie Murphy's Best Western
30 November 1998 | by (Hampton, VA) – See all my reviews

No Name on the Bullet is possibly Audie Murphy's best western. Only Destry is on a par with it. These two films demonstrate clearly that Murphy could give a creditable performance on the rare occasions when he was given a good script, cast, and director to work with. In this film Murphy plays John Gant, an apparently easy going man who, in fact, is a hired killer with a deadly reputation. When he comes to town many apparently-respectable citizens with concealed guilt become panicked, each thinking that he is the one whom Gant is in town to kill. If you think you don't like Audie Murphy westerns, give this one a try. It will probably surprise -- and impress -- you.


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