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The Quick Gun (1964)

Approved | | Western | April 1964 (USA)
Gunslinger Clint Cooper returns to his hometown to help fight off a raid by his former gang.

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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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$400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Best, who plays Sheriff Scotty, also played a sheriff in The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane. See more »

Goofs

When Clint arrives in town he goes into the sheriff's office. From outside, the open door cannot be seen, it is completely in the shadows. However, when there is a close up of Clint entering the office, the door is lit and can be clearly seen. See more »

Quotes

Clint Cooper: Well, Spang, I never thought I's see you twice in the same day.
Jud Spangler: I don't figure it will ever happen agian... seeing how you ain't got long to live.
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Edited into Arizona Raiders (1965) See more »

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Third outing for this story.
18 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the third time this story by Steve Fisher has been done. The first time was "Top Gun" starring Sterling Hayden done in 1955 in black and white, and then done again as "Noose for a Gunman" in 1960 starring Jim Davis, who later became Jock Ewing on "Dallas" (Ted DeCorsia even played the same role as in "The Quick Gun" with John Dehner taking the main villain role in "Top Gun"). All three are good if you like the old fashion type westerns, which I do. They were simple, your kids and grandkids could watch them, and they always had a good ending. Need more of them today. To me, Audie Murphy will always be a hero on the battlefield (The most decorated soldier in WWII including the medal of honor)and on the screen.


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