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Son of a Gunfighter (1965)

 -  Western  -  May 1966 (USA)
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The year is 1877. Johnny Ketchum, son of notorious gunfighter Ace Ketchum, seeks the man who killed his mother. His search brings him into contact with (1) Deputy Mace Fenton, who wants to ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Kieron Moore ...
Deputy Mace Fenton
James Philbrook ...
James 'Ace' Ketchum
Don Pedro Fortuna
María Granada ...
Pilar Fortuna, Don Pedro's Daughter
Juan Morales, Bandit Chief
Antonio Casas ...
Pecos, Ace's Lieutenant
Barta Barri ...
Esteben, Don Pedro's Major Domo
Renato Polselli ...
Sheriff Litton (as Ralph Browne)
Andy Anza ...
Fuentes, Morales' Lieutenant
Fernando Hilbeck ...
Joaquin, Johnny's Guide
Héctor Quiroga ...
Jim, Stagecoach Guard
Carmen Tarrazo ...
Maria, Esteben's Wife
María José Collado ...
Sarita, Pilar's Maid


The year is 1877. Johnny Ketchum, son of notorious gunfighter Ace Ketchum, seeks the man who killed his mother. His search brings him into contact with (1) Deputy Mace Fenton, who wants to collect the $10,000 reward on Ace Ketchum's head, (2) wealthy landowner Don Pedro Fortuna and his daughter Pilar; and (3) Juan Morales, a Mexican bandit. Before finishing his quest, Johnny finds love, learns family secrets, and fights in a battle. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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May 1966 (USA)  »

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Son of a Gunfighter  »

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ESP 26,574,159 (Spain)

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(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This was MGM's last release in CinemaScope. See more »


Referenced in Django Unchained (2012) See more »

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A Western loaded with action and a little hint of comedy
26 June 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I had watched the trailer for this movie, and thought it might be a good movie - and it is, I'd set my time-recorder to tape it during the night. And should tell you that this is the first western film I had ever review.

The film starts when a local sheriff and his men are on the trail of an outlaw known as Ketchum, who had bust a few coharts out of prison. Soon they met up with a 19-year-old (I think) lad name Johnny - just Johnny, who is after Ketchum for a personal reason. Then suddenly, they were ambushed by Ketchum's men, and soon after the skirmish, Johnny is on Ketchum's trail.

And then Johnny came across some Mexican cattle ranchers, that were under attack by banditos! Johnny came to their aid and receive thanks from the ranch owner Pedro Fortuna; but Johnny was soon shot in the arm by one of Ketchum's men (I think). Fortuna and his men took Johnny back to their hacienda to be treated by the residents - including Fortuna's daughter Pilar. That's all I could tell you folks, you will have to see the film for yourself how it ends.

Overall, this is one of my favorite western movies, loaded with action and a little hint of comedy.

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