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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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Reeger
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Pierce
Charles Watts ...
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John Alderson ...
Chaffee
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Harold Miller
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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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John Gant: Judges interest me. They have the power of life and death. So do physicians.
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No Man To Trifle With
23 September 2002 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

When hired killer Audie Murphy rides into town, everyone gets nervous. Not so much because he's a killer, but because they all have something to hide. This is a wonderfully suspenseful, very low budget western, directed by Jack Arnold, from near the end of Murphy's period as Universal-International's resident cowboy star. His filmography may not be so distinguished as that of Gary Cooper or John Wayne, but it's an awful lot better than many have made it out to be. This fine-tuned gem is a heck of a lot better than North To Alaska.


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