A gunfighter is hired to clean up a wild frontier town, but there are forces afoot who want to keep the town as wide-open as it is.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Black Spurs (1965)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A dissatisfied ranch hand becomes a bounty hunter. He conspires with a crooked town boss to dirty up a neighboring village where a valuable railroad franchise is headed, in order to divert ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Terry Moore
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Various stage coach passengers and outlaws travelling through Indian country are forced to join forces against the Apaches.

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, John Russell
Johnny Reno (1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The townsfolk are set on lynching an accused killer held in the town lockup. But US Marshal Johnny Reno stands in their way.

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Russell, Lon Chaney Jr.
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The survivors of an Army patrol ambushed by Indians hook up with a group of cowboys who have also been attacked, and together they try to get to safety at the fort. Unfortunately for them, ... See full summary »

Director: Jodie Copelan
Stars: Scott Brady, Margia Dean, Clint Eastwood
Waco (1966)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A lawless town asks the state governor to pardon an imprisoned gunfighter in order to hire him as sheriff but various factions plan to kill the new sheriff and take over the town.

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Howard Keel, Jane Russell, Brian Donlevy
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

During the Civil War, a Confederate spy takes a job as marshal of a small western town as a cover for his espionage activities. However, he soon finds out that a local businessman is ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Howard Keel, Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Following Napoleon's Waterloo defeat and the exile of his officers and their families from France, the U.S.Congress, in 1817, granted four townships in the Alabama territory to the exiles. ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner
Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn
Fort Utah (1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An ex-gunfighter goes up against a man who is trying to stir up trouble with the Indians to enrich himself.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: John Ireland, Virginia Mayo, Scott Brady
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An aging sheriff is put in the position of having to arrest the outlaw father and two sons with whom he was raised.

Director: William F. Claxton
Stars: Barry Sullivan, Marilyn Maxwell, Scott Brady
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A more realistic, based-on-reality, unsensationalistic portrayal of the gritty early years of one of the most famous Wild West outlaws in history, Billy The Kid.

Director: Stan Dragoti
Stars: Michael J. Pollard, Richard Evans, Lee Purcell
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Hothead Pete Stone has been arrested for the murder of George.

Director: William F. Claxton
Stars: Dale Robertson, Yvonne De Carlo, William Bendix
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tom Rosser
...
Susan Tavenner
...
Judge Murcott
...
Mayor Charlie Leach (as Lon Chaney)
...
Riley Condor
...
Lee Ring / Marshal Les Parker
...
Doctor Kent
...
James Fenimore Fell
...
Deputy Johnny Honsinger
...
Jim Akins
...
Carmichael
...
Carol Rosser
...
Guy Tavenner
Jeanne Cagney ...
Mary Donley
...
'Tex' (as Donald Barry)
Edit

Storyline

The life of Tom Rosser, a town-taming gunman-for-hire, takes a turn when a bullet meant for him, from the gun of a renegade, Lee Ring, kill's Rosser's wife, Carol, instead. Ring, had been sent by the ruthless Kansas gang-leader, Riley Condor, to kill Rosser. The latter goes to White Plains, supposedly to look over property to but his agenda is to kill Condor. Word gets around that Rosser is in town and Condor realizes that his gunslinging henchmen, Horsinger, Tavenner, Slim Akins, Flon and Ring, are no match for Rosser, and he sets in motion a plan that will use the law to eliminate Rosser. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A TIME OF VIOLENCE! A TOWN OF SHAME! A MAN OF DESTINY! (original poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 October 1965 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Revolver diskutieren nicht  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Gary Cooper originally owned the rights, and planned to star. See more »

Soundtracks

Town Tamer
Music by Jimmie Haskell
Lyrics by "By' Dunham'
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Routine and standard Western with the exception of cameos of veteran actors
19 August 2014 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

An average and low-budgeted motion picture by prolific Lesley Selander , filled with presences of old Western-movie . Kansas 1879 , the life of sheriff Tom Rosser (Dana Andrews) , takes a turn when a bullet meant for him , from the gun of an outlaw called Lee Ring (Lyle Bettger) , kill's Rosser's spouse, Carol (Coleen Gray) , instead. Ring, had been sent by nasty Riley Condor (Bruce Cabot) , to kill Marshal Rosser . Two years later , the latter goes to Montana , supposedly to look over lands to but his agenda is to murder Condor and his gunslinging henchmen ; he then will use the law to eliminate him . Once there , he has to straighten out a few bad guys (Richard Jaeckel , Phil Carey , DeForest Kelley) led by Bruce Cabot . Rosser gets involved in shootouts , gun-play and betrayal . There he uncovers a land-grabbing plot led by the pillar of the community and Saloon owner . As Rosser is in town and Condor realizes that his hoodlums are no match for him , and he sets in motion a scheme to finish his power .

This ordinary and sometimes laughable western is plenty of thrills , go riding , shootouts and suspense as the dreaded final showdown approaches and the protagonist realizes he must stand alone against impossible odds , as his fellow town people for help , nobody is willing to help him ; meanwhile he attempts to clear a dark issue . This routine Western has the customary story of a sheriff-for-hire who takes the law on his own hands and based on a story and screenplay by expert Frank Gruber. It begins as a slow-moving Western but follows to surprise us with dark characters and passable plot . This short runtime tale is almost ordinary , a pacifier comes to a town just in time to make sure its citizenry but later the events get worse . Although made in low budget by the producer A.C. Lyles , it has its good moments here and there . Acceptable acting by Dana Andrews as a town-taming gunman-for-hire who takes a dangerous job . Notable for the presence of old Western-movie veteran such as Pat O'Brien ,Lon Chaney Jr. , Bruce Cabot , Lyle Bettger , Richard Arlen , Richard Jaeckel , Philip Carey , Sonny Tufts , Coleen Gray , DeForest Kelley ,Don 'Red' Barry , Barton MacLane , Bob Steele , and James Brown . Atmospheric and colorful cinematography in Technicolor , though is necessary a remastering.

This horse opera was realized in low-budget by producer A.C. Lyles and distributed by Paramount Pictures . Lyles produced a lot of Western in short or average budget such as ¨Black spurs¨(1965) , ¨Apache uprising¨(1966); ¨Johnny Reno¨ , ¨Waco¨ , ¨Red Tomahawk ¨and ¨Hostile guns¨(67) , among others ; many of them directed by R.G. Springsteen or Lesley Selander and starred by old glories such as Dana Andrews , Rory Calhoun , George Montgomery and Howard Keel . This quickie was middlingly directed by Lesley Selander , a craftsman working from the 30s . Selander is generally considered to be the most prolific director of feature Westerns of all time, with at least 107 to his credit between 1935 and 1967 . He realized his first feature in 1936, a horse opera , genre in which he would not only excel but one where he would spent much of the rest of his career . He began in this genre with series starred by Buck Jones and ¨Hopalong Cassidy¨ series starred by William Boyd such as ¨Silver on the sage¨ , ¨Three men from Texas¨ and ¨Wide open town¨. In Republic production he directed his better movies such as ¨Panhandle¨and ¨Stampede¨ starred by Rod Cameron and in RKO he directed Tim Holt in 20 films such as ¨Rio Grande patrol¨ and ¨Overland telegraph¨. He subsequently shot B-movies such as ¨Fort Vengeance¨, ¨Arrow in the desert¨, Shotgun¨, ¨Town tamer¨ and his last picture ¨Texas Kid¨. Although Selander couldn't be deemed an "A"-list director, his movies had a professionalism and a verve that many of those made by his fellow B directors lacked . He also filmed detective thrillers , action/adventure motion pictures and even a horror film or two . Rating : 5,5 . Acceptable and passable , though mediocre ; being of interest for star-watching only .


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Better than expected and positive aspects moewadle
Discuss Town Tamer (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?