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Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)

 -  Western  -  14 October 1964 (USA)
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When Confederate soldier Matt Weaver returns to town after the Civil War, he finds that his home has been sold by town boss Sam Brewster. Brewster hires gunfighter Jules Gaspard d'Estaing ... See full summary »

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Jules Gaspard d'Estaing
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Ruth Adams
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Matt Weaver
Alfred Ryder ...
Doc Barker
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Crane Adams
Mike Kellin ...
Blind Union Vet
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Kenarsie
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Sam Brewster
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Sheriff
John A. Alonzo ...
Manuel (as John Alonzo)
Curt Conway ...
McKeever
Clarke Gordon ...
Hickman
Gerald Hiken ...
Gully
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Fiddler
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Tuttle
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When Confederate soldier Matt Weaver returns to town after the Civil War, he finds that his home has been sold by town boss Sam Brewster. Brewster hires gunfighter Jules Gaspard d'Estaing to deal with Weaver, but d'Estaing's independent approach settles the town's problems in a very unorthodox manner. Written by <JeanneArmintrout@juno.com>

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THEY CALL HIM "JEWEL"...ALTHOUGH HE SMOKES EXPENSICE CIGARS AND WEARS FANCY SHIRTS, HE'S A VICIOUS KILLER WHO BRINGS A TERRORIZED TOWN TO ITS KNEES! (original one-sheet poster - all caps See more »

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The Psycho (1960) house set on the Universal Backlot, was the home for the character "Sam Brewster". See more »

Quotes

Sam Brewster: You got him in the arm
Crane Adams: I aimed for his Reb heart.
Sam Brewster: Your performance is never up to your intentions.
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Version of Playhouse 90: Invitation to a Gunfighter (1957) See more »

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Another Cajun Gunfighter Portrayal for Yul Brynner
27 April 2004 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This is an underrated western with a great moral lesson about both racism and judging too quickly from appearances. The townspeople led by Pat Hingle in this northern leaning western town hire Yul Brynner to gun down George Segal who has returned from the Civil War after fighting for the Confederacy. George Segal has come back to claim his land and his woman, each of which has been taken by another.

AS the movie progresses it's slowly revealed that the Union leaning town is not what it seems to be. Pat Hingle plays a politician very common for 30 years after the Civil War, adept at what they called "waving the bloody shirt." Just demagogue away at who did what and where during the war and ignore the current issues both social and economic.

During the course of The Magnificent Seven, Yul Brynner's Chris Adams is referred to as a Cajun. Here he's given a proper Cajun name of Jules D'Estaing and when his secret is revealed, a whole lot of people in that town have to confront their own prejudices.

Makes for worthwhile viewing.


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