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The Gun Hawk (1963)

Approved | | Western | 28 August 1963 (USA)
When his town-drunk father is killed by the Sully brothers, gunfighter Blaine Madden exacts his revenge but has to flee, aided by a young aspiring gunslinger, when the sheriff tries to arrest him.

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Sheriff Ben Corey
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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
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Tommy
Ron Whelan ...
Blackjack
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Miguel (as Rodolpho Hoyos)
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Joe Sully
Natividad Vacío ...
Quid (as Natividad Vacio)
Joan Connors ...
Roan's Woman
Glenn Stensel ...
Luke Sully
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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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JACK SLADE, THE DALTONS, BILLY THE KID...none of them could have stood up the man called..."The Gun Hawk" See more »

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Stadt ohne Sheriff  »

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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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Referenced in The Big Snatch (1971) 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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El Galivan finds trouble wherever he goes
14 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

A gunslinger, chased by lawmen for a killing, makes his way to an outlaw hideout called Sanctuary. Along the way he teams up with a young punk who has a yearning for "a good fight and a bad woman". The law tries to take the gunman out of the compound but things took another turn. Average western.


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