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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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Charles Drake ...
Luke Canfield
Joan Evans ...
Anne Benson
Virginia Grey ...
Roseanne Fraden
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Lou Fraden
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Asa Canfield
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Buck Hastings
Edgar Stehli ...
Judge Benson
Simon Scott ...
Reeger
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Stricker
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Pierce
Charles Watts ...
Sid
John Alderson ...
Chaffee
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Harold Miller
Russ Bender ...
Storekeeper
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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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Warren Stevens played the alien "Rojan" in the original Star Trek series episode "By any other name" See more »

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John Gant: Judges interest me. They have the power of life and death. So do physicians.
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Thought provoking dialog makes this one of Audie's two best Westerns
1 July 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

One of Audie Murphy's two best Westerns, along with "Duel at Silver Creek." Audie departs from his usual role as a Good Guy, to play a part that is more bad than good, but has admirable qualities as well (honesty & responsibility chief among them). He underplays this role, which is one of the reasons that the movie works so well. It has little action for a B Western, but the action comes in a surprisingly violent sequence. The plot avoids many of the usual Western clichés, instead providing thought provoking dialog. Why do the TV channels repeatedly show Audie's mediocre movies & avoid showing his best? I rate it 8/10.


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