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The Quick Gun (1964)

 -  Western  -  April 1964 (USA)
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Gunslinger Murphy helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Clint Cooper
Merry Anders ...
Helen Reed
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Scotty Grant
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Spangler
Walter Sande ...
Tom Morrison
Rex Holman ...
Rick Morrison
Charles Meredith ...
Reverend Staley
Frank Ferguson ...
Dan Evans
Mort Mills ...
Cagle
Gregg Palmer ...
Donovan
Frank Gerstle ...
George Keely
Stephen Roberts ...
Dr. Stevens
Paul Bryar ...
Mitchell
Raymond Hatton ...
Elderly Man
William Fawcett ...
Mike
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Storyline

Returning home after a two year absence Clint, known for his fast gun, is caught by Spangler's gang where he learns they are heading for the same town where they plan to rob the bank. He escapes and although he is not welcome, he warns the few townsmen not away on cattle drives. Two years ago he had to kill two of the Morrisons. When the remaining two Morrisons come after him he kills them and just before the Spangler gang attacks and his gun will be needed, he is jailed. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Here Is All The Raw Rampaging Fury Of The West!

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Western

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April 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In Montana ist die Hölle los  »

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Helen throws her drink on Spangler, there is an outlaw with a blue-green jacket on at the end of the bar with both forearms on the bar. Another man is approximately 3 feet from him lying on his side on the bar. The shot changes to focus on the men in the background. The man in the blue-green jacket has now turned around with his right elbow on the bar. There is a third man behind the bar behind the feet of the prone man, previously unseen. See more »

Quotes

Tom Morrison: You make thim draw first. You understand that? I want him dead legal.
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Audy Murphy saves the town!
5 March 2002 | by (Fayetteville, GA) – See all my reviews

Fast paced but unsatisfying Western, starring Audy Murphy in a role he played more than once -- the tortured soul who wants to do the right thing, even though everyone is against him.

Unfortunately, director Sidney Salknow presents us with a very simplistic plot and very two-dimensional characters. The film has the `small' look of a television episode, with overly neat and overly well-lite sets (even at night!).

Still, the basic idea is good. Murphy is enroute to his home town to face up to the citizens who think he murdered the two sons of a local rancher, despite the fact that it was self-defense. Before arriving at the town, Murphy runs into the gang of outlaws he used to ride with. He finds out that they plan to rob the bank and burn the town to the ground.

Murphy tries to warn the citizens, but their prejudice against him makes them reluctant to listen. But Sheriff James Best, an old friend of Murphy's, DOES believe, and he organizes the citizen to defend the town.

The plot does plenty of unexpected things on its way to a reasonably satisfying climax, giving the film some merit in spite of itself. Merry Anders, the love interest, plays a key role in the climax, redeeming her less than stellar performance in the rest of the film. If you love Westerns (like me) and you're prepared for mediocre acting and lackluster direction, you can have fun with this one. Think of it as an imaginative amateur film that was made on a shoestring budget, starring a popular war hero who succeeded in a second career as an actor.

On a personal note, Audy's `rig' (his gun and gun belt) is a whole lot more appealing and practical than those in most big-budget Westerns. And he doesn't wear it half-way to his knees! Western fans notice things like this. . .


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