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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Kieron Moore ...
Deputy Mace Fenton
James Philbrook ...
James 'Ace' Ketchum
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Don Pedro Fortuna
María Granada ...
Pilar Fortuna, Don Pedro's Daughter
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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
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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 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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Also Known As:

O Filho do Pistoleiro  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Russ Tamblyn appeared as 'Son of a Gunfighter' again 46 years later in Quentin Tarantino's 2012 film 'Django Unchained'. See more »

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Disappointing
6 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now this was a movie that looked promising, but it didn't deliver. It is very handsome in its look though, the sets, scenery, costumes and photography still look absolutely beautiful, the score is suitably rousing and fitting, I loved the film's idea and out of the supporting Fernando Rey is by far the most consistent. However, the film is too short and I think rushed too. The idea of the story is great, but it is lacking in emotion and at the end of the day it is the case of too much going on. The dialogue can be silly too, the direction is ambitious but it tries too hard and Russ Tamblyn(who I really like) and Kieron Moore are bland in the lead roles. Overall, disappointing but worth a peek I guess. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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