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Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)

In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.

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Crane Adams
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Blind Union Vet
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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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Convite a Um Pistoleiro  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Final film of Stan Jones. See more »

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Around 00:19:39, you can see the marking out at the feet of Matt Weaver (Matt Weaver). See more »

Quotes

[Confronted by Crane.]
Jules Gaspard d'Estaing: I'll tell you what I am... and what you are. I'm a man with a gun, and you're drunk.
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Opening credits prologue: NEW MEXICO TERRITORY - 1865 See more »

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Referenced in Una questione d'onore (1966) See more »

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An immoral, racist and corrupt town hires a gunfighter.
8 February 2004 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Richard Wilson worked closely with Orson Welles as an assistant in "Magnificent Ambersons" and "Citizen Kane" also as an actor in "The Lady from "Shanghai". Considering he directed this film and wrote the screenplay with his wife, you certainly could expect a superior western like this one. Yul Brynner comes to a town dominated by a corrupt town boss and where there is also plenty of racism against the Mexicans. Even though the town fought for the Union most of the people behave as if they had opposite ideals. The irony is that George Segal who was the only Confederate is the most moral and open minded of them all. Brynner is paid to kill Segal, but he starts revolting against the corruption,and immorality of those who hired him.


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