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Four Fast Guns (1960)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  10 February 1960 (USA)
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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 »

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James Craig ...
Tom Sabin
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Mary Hoag
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Dipper
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Johnny Naco
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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 ...
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Joe Enna
H. Thomas Cain
Michael West
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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

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

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10 February 1960 (USA)  »

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4 pistole veloci  »

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[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.
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Paul Richards knows his limitations
26 November 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Four Fast Guns is an interesting if not completely successful B western, done at a time when these kinds of films and stories were finding more of a home on the small screen. I could have seen this one as an episode on The Virginian for instance which was a 90 minute show.

James Craig has an encounter with a 'town tamer' on the trail and when he gets prodded into a fight he kills the prodder. Craig goes on into the town with the name of Purgatory and proceeds to take the job of town tamer.

Who Purgatory wants to eliminate is Paul Richards, once a fast gun himself, but now limited to running the saloon and all the organized outlawry in the area. Richards is limited also because he's in a wheelchair due to a broken back. And apparently he's also limited as far as wife Martha Vickers is concerned.

Richards sends a series of gunmen against Craig, Four Fast Guns to be precise. Three come up short, but the fourth is Brett Halsey who presents some unique problems no one foresaw on both sides.

The B western had certainly moved way beyond the Saturday matinée kiddie trade. You wouldn't have a Roy Rogers western dealing with something like impotence. Four Fast Guns probably would have been more explicit but for the Code.

Four Fast Guns was done on the cheap so it won't get a higher rating from me. Still it's an interesting work.


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