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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

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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)  »

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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

Jud Spangler: Any last words?
Clint Cooper: Yeah. Draw!
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A simpler time
26 June 2005 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – See all my reviews

It's your standard bad guy vs. good bad guy western. Clint Cooper returns to the town that ran him off and reluctantly agrees to stay and fight the coming horde of thieves. Though this is a very predictable plot, it doesn't feature the huge leaps that are common in some westerns from the era.

Watching this movie 41 years after it's release and judging it by today's standards isn't really fair. It is from a simpler time in history and as a result seems naive to us.

Today you would never see scenes that are supposed to occur at night happening in obvious sunlight. The melo-drama is passe. Everyone knows that gunshots are messy, except in old westerns. Having said all of that, fans of the genre and Audie Murphey will no doubt enjoy this film.

I also enjoyed watching James Best before his Dukes of Hazard days. While I am not one who thinks that his performances as Sheriff of Hazard County are un-noteworthy, this role really opened my eyes to his versatility and talent as an actor.


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