MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 31,504 this week

Four Fast Guns (1960)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  10 February 1960 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 68 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

A gunslinger rides into the town of Purgatory and tells the townspeople he's the town tamer they've been expecting, knowing full well that he shot the man back in the desert. He agrees to ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1863 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 7913 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 21 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Four Fast Guns" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Four Fast Guns (1960)

Four Fast Guns (1960) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Four Fast Guns.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ramrod (1947)
Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Violent feud between Connie Dickason, the owner of the Circle 66 ranch and rancher Frank Ivey, the self-proclaimed boss of an otherwise public grazing land.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Don DeFore
Thunder Bay (1953)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland
Shotgun (1955)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When vengeful Ben Thompson ambushes and kills Marshal Mark Fletcher with a shotgun Deputy Marshal Clay Hardin pursues the Thompson gang.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Yvonne De Carlo, Zachary Scott
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Helped by socialite Janice Kendon and barkeeper Scott O'Brien, Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin works to solve three brutal murders in and around the Grand Canyon. His efforts leads to the... See full summary »

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy
Outlaw Women (1952)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

This rather unusual 50s western is set in a town where men may not enter. The town is controlled by a woman gambler who eventually succumbs to the allure of a handsome and persistent cowboy.

Directors: Sam Newfield, Ron Ormond
Stars: Marie Windsor, Richard Rober, Carla Balenda
Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Preston Foster, Jim Davis, Virginia Grey
The Big Bluff (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a scheming fortune hunter finds his rich wife is not going to die as expected, he and his lover make other plans to get her millions.

Director: W. Lee Wilder
Stars: John Bromfield, Martha Vickers, Robert Hutton
Hell Bound (1957)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A criminal gang plots the robbery of a ship carrying $2 million worth of surplus narcotics left over from World War II. The plan goes awry when the gang leader's girlfriend falls for an ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Hole Jr.
Stars: John Russell, June Blair, Stuart Whitman
The Burglar (1957)
Film-Noir | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Dan Duryea and his cronies rob a fake spiritualist and then take it on the lam to Atlantic City.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers
Hellgate (1952)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Man is framed & sent to toughest prison in the territory.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie, Ward Bond
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Willy Rozier
Stars: Bob Asklöf, Anne Sand, Monique Vita
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
James Craig ...
Tom Sabin
...
Mary Hoag
...
Dipper
...
Johnny Naco
...
Hoag
Richard Martin ...
Quijano
Blu Wright ...
Farmer Brown
John Swift ...
Zodie Dawes
Paul Raymond ...
Bartender
James Hurley ...
Bit Role (as Jim Hurley)
Grizzly Green ...
Bit Role
Roger Anderson ...
Bit Role
Joe Enna
H. Thomas Cain
Michael West
Edit

Storyline

A gunslinger rides into the town of Purgatory and tells the townspeople he's the town tamer they've been expecting, knowing full well that he shot the man back in the desert. He agrees to their $500 fee, payable when the job is complete to the widow of another man he killed, and sets about freeing the town from it's wheelchair-bound criminal boss, who hires three killers in succession to rid the town of its new lawman. Written by David Bassler

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He had to Tame a Violent Town ... and Three Hired Killers ...

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 February 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

4 pistole veloci  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(West Coast Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Completed and trade shown in November 1959, but not released until 1960. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dipper: [narrating] This man came along the trail one Sunday morning in '73, taking it slow and easy, keeping his eyes open and his gun hand ready. He came from nowhere, I guess. Anyhow, he never said from where and we never asked. He was going to stop off in Purgatory, to make his stand like he lived - alone. This is Number One. He called himself Sabin.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
When you ride into Purgatory, say goodbye to God.
14 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Four Fast Guns is directed by William J. Hole Jr. and written by James Edmiston & Dallas Gaultois. It stars James Craig, Martha Vickers, Edgar Buchanan, Brett Halsey and Paul Richards. Music is by Alec Compinsky and cinematography by John M. Nickolaus Jr.

After killing in self defence the town tamer who was on his way to clean up the town of Purgatory, gunman Tom Sabin (Craig) finds himself offered the position himself. With the financial rewards too great to turn down, Sabin agrees and finds a town being ruled and pillaged by wheelchair bound Hoag (Richards). Hoag has the financial pull to hire the best gunmen around to do his bidding, and soon enough Sabin finds he must out gun the men sent to kill him. Tricky enough as it is, more so when one of them turns out to be a familiar face.

Efficient and shot in black and white for noirish effect, Four Fast Guns kind of gets in and does its job with the minimum of fuss. The problem is is that it really offers up nothing new in the genre, with the attempt to blend an airy comedic tone with the drama never sitting comfortably together. There's a standard love triangle stitched into the quilt, which works whilst going exactly where you expect it to go, and the high points of the film come by way of the gun play show downs and Edgar Buchanan's ebullience. Acting performances are adequately of a low budget B Western standard, photography is pleasing (Darn Good Westerns DVD print is nice) and the brisk running time doesn't allow for pointless filler.

Enjoyable enough while it is on, instantly forgettable once it's over. 6/10


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Four Fast Guns (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?