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The Ballad of a Gunfighter (1964)

 -  Western  -  1 March 1964 (USA)
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A former Confederate robs stagecoaches to be able to give money to the local poor people. He soon runs into a gang of robbers who don't have the same good intentions he does.



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Forced in the line of duty to kill a young Abilene gunman, Sheriff Matthew Roberts (Marty Robbins)is torn by inner anguish and takes off his bade and leaves Kansas. Time passes and Roberts ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hinkle
Stars: Marty Robbins, Chill Wills, Dovie Beams


Cast overview, first billed only:
Marty Robbins ...
Marty Robbins
Traveler ...
Traveler (as his white horse Traveler in opening credits)
Joyce Redd ...
Robert Barron ...
McCord (as Bob Barron)
Nestor Paiva ...
Michael Davis ...
Laurette Luez ...
Charlie Aldrich ...
Paul McDonald ...
Mr. Baker
Cynthia Goodwins ...
First Nun
Claudia Aldrich ...
Second Nun
Gene Davis ...
Tom Cloud ...
Blacksmith (as Tommy Cloud)
Jerry Vance ...
Dick Warlock ...
Outlaw (as Dick Leming)


A former Confederate robs stagecoaches to be able to give money to the local poor people. He soon runs into a gang of robbers who don't have the same good intentions he does.

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The Nation's Top Western Recording the FIRST TRULY DIFFERENT western. See more »




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Release Date:

1 March 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La voz del revólver  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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Marty Robbins: You talk about an empire. This whole country is my empire. I don't have my brand on anything or anybody. I don't need it. I don't have a brand on my horse, but you let some man try to ride him!
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Traveler gets second billing, behind Marty Robbins. See more »


San Angelo
Written by Marty Robbins
Sung by Marty Robbins
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Plenty of cliches, but still worth a look.
7 September 2000 | by (Culver, Indiana) – See all my reviews

This movie includes most every cliche from every prior western movie. And yet it also includes a bit extra that makes it worth a look. The main advantage is the impish charm of Marty Robbins – his performance is good enough to make me wonder why he didn't have more of a movie career. I think he could have gone much farther.

The main disadvantage is that Marty Robins doesn't personally sing. I bought this movie with the expectation that he sing at least once, but that didn't happen. What genius decided it would be a good idea to make a western starring Marty Robins that didn't include at least one song performed by the man himself? A smart movie maker would have found some excuses for 3-4 songs at least.

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