4 user 1 critic

Gunfight at Black Horse Canyon (1961)



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1854, Mississippi riverboat honest card gambler Mark Fallon wins young Laurent Dureau's diamond necklace family heirloom which, in the end, will bring him happiness and tragedy alike.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie, Julie Adams
Black Spurs (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A dissatisfied ranch hand becomes a bounty hunter. He conspires with a crooked town boss to dirty up a neighboring village where a valuable railroad franchise is headed, in order to divert ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Terry Moore
Chino (1973)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One ... See full summary »

Directors: John Sturges, Duilio Coletti
Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: James Cagney, Don Dubbins, Stephen McNally
Tap Roots (1948)
Drama | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1860s Mississippi, the Dabneys, founders of the Dabney plantation in Levington, experience tragedy and turmoil when they refuse to join either side of the American Civil War.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Van Heflin, Susan Hayward, Boris Karloff
Cattle Empire (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Joel McCrea, Gloria Talbott, Don Haggerty
The Quiet Gun (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sheriff Carl Brandon must uphold the law and prevent a lynching when his best friend is accused of murder and immorality by the townsfolk.

Director: William F. Claxton
Stars: Forrest Tucker, Mara Corday, Jim Davis
Hellfire (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Bill Elliott, Marie Windsor, Forrest Tucker
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A pastor with a shady past moves into a rural town just after the Civil War.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Van Heflin, Joanne Woodward, Philip Carey
Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Framed for murder, Jim Guthrie barely escapes lynching by the town mob, becomes a wanted fugitive for three years but returns to find the real killer.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Dana Andrews, Donna Reed, Dianne Foster
Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This biography of the famous Lakota Sioux war chief is told entirely from the Indian viewpoint.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Victor Mature, Suzan Ball, John Lund
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Hardie (archive footage)
Jack Ging ...
Beau (archive footage)
Jeb (archive footage)
Hawk (archive footage)
Nathan Chance (archive footage)
Patricia Owens ...
Katherine (archive footage)
Squire (archive footage)
Rake (archive footage)
Mary Gee (archive footage) (as Mary Jayne Saunders)
Lory Patrick ...
Tina (archive footage)
Sheriff (archive footage) (as Stevan Darrell)
Jon Lormer ...
The Clerk (archive footage)
Major Shankford (archive footage)
Phil Barselow ...
Happy (archive footage)
William Hunter ...
Red Martin (archive footage)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

7 October 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duelo en el cañón  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Two unrelated episodes of the TV series 'Tales of Wells Fargo' joined together season 6 episode 2 The Dodger and season 6 episode 18 Assignment in Gloribee. See more »


Wells Fargo Theme
Music by Harry Warren
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

There must be an easier way to get Hardy?
13 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Gunfight at Black Horse Canyon is directed by R. G. Springsteen and written by Frank Gruber and Anthony Lawrence. It stars Dale Robertson, Jack Ging, William Demarest, George Kennedy, Rod Cameron, Patricia Owens, Phillip Carey, Claude Akins and Mary Jane Saunders. Music is by Richard Shores and cinematography by Bud Thackery.

I didn't know it prior to viewing this, but it's derived from the TV series "Tales of Wells Fargo" and is in fact two episodes – "The Dodger" and "Assignment in Gloribee" - stitched together to make a feature film. Upon finding out this fact it explains just why Gunfight at Black Horse Canyon is so uneven and bad. Everything about it screams out as being low budget fodder, the story line is weak, back screen projection is cheap and nasty and some usually reliable actors are reduced to auto-cue type acting. While characterisation is sparse, with some characters flitting in and out without rhyme or reason to anyone who didn't watch the show. Of course it may well be that fans of the show could find good value in this elongated venture? But for anyone else, as an advertisement appetiser? It hardly makes one yearn to seek out more of the show!

For Kennedy's brief villainy and Akins reliability remaining intact, it just about escapes being bottom of the barrel, but it's mightily close to being just that. 3/10

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Gunfight at Black Horse Canyon (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: