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The Gun Hawk (1963)

 -  Western  -  28 August 1963 (USA)
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Gunslinger Rory Calhoun dispenses his own brand of justice in this action-packed Western adventure costarring Rod Cameron and Ruta Lee. It's been three years since gunfighter Blaine Madden ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Blaine Madden
Rod Cameron ...
Sheriff Ben Corey
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Marleen
Rod Lauren ...
'Reb' Roan
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Deputy 'Mitch' Mitchell
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Johnny Flanders
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Drunk - Madden's father
Jody Daniels ...
Tommy
Ron Whelan ...
Blackjack
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Miguel (as Rodolpho Hoyos)
Lane Bradford ...
Joe Sully
Natividad Vacío ...
Quid (as Natividad Vacio)
Joan Connors ...
Roan's Woman
Glenn Stensel ...
Luke Sully
Gregg Barton ...
Henchman
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Gunslinger Rory Calhoun dispenses his own brand of justice in this action-packed Western adventure costarring Rod Cameron and Ruta Lee. It's been three years since gunfighter Blaine Madden (Calhoun) visited his hometown. So when he warns the Sully brothers to stop harassing the town drunk, they shoot the old man dead, not realizing he's Madden's father. Killing them both, Madden is badly wounded by the sheriff (Cameron) but escapes to an outlaw haven where the law fears to tread and prepares what may be his last stand. Written by Jo Heims (Play Misty for Me), The Gun Hawk was the final film directed by Edward Ludwig, whose nearly 50-year career spanned over 100 shorts, TV episodes and features, including the John Wayne hits The Fighting Seabees, Wake of the Red Witch and Big Jim McLain. Written by Anonymous

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He Was The Legend The West Will Never Forget! See more »

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Final film of director Edward Ludwig. See more »

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In the taverna bar in Sanctuary, Curly confronts Johnny Flanders. In the course of their conversation, Johnny mistakenly refers to Curly as Johnny - "Now look Johnny, nobody's gonna kill nobody in this town" See more »

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A Searcher For Love
Music and lyrics by Robert P. Marcucci and Russell Faith (as Russ Faith)
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The man had promise
15 August 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Two veterans of the B western movie genre Rory Calhoun and Rod Cameron team up for The Gun Hawk. Cameron plays an upright sheriff who saw some promise in Rory Calhoun and wanted to make him his deputy. But Calhoun preferred the dark side and became a notorious gunfighter.

Calhoun is back in Cameron's town for some personal business. But a gunfight that resulted in the accidental killing of his father sends Calhoun on a vengeance quest rather than let the sheriff handle it. He kills the two shooters and now has Cameron and his deputy Morgan Woodward after him. Cameron wounds him in the right arm, Calhoun's shooting arm.

But Calhoun has another scheme in mind. He's the kingpin in a town called Sanctuary, an outlaw town. Calhoun's also got his girl friend Ruta Lee there as well. He'll need her presence as his gun hand is out of commission.

Both Cameron and Calhoun are shown to good advantage, Calhoun having the more complex part in The Gun Hawk. Also look for a nice performance by Rod Lauren as a young kid who both Calhoun and Cameron are courting. Yet another young man of promise.

Definitely a must for fans of the B western.


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