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Town Tamer (1965)

Approved | | Western | 14 October 1965 (West Germany)
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.

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Judge Murcott
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Mayor Charlie Leach (as Lon Chaney)
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Riley Condor
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Lee Ring / Marshal Les Parker
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James Fenimore Fell
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Deputy Johnny Honsinger
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Jim Akins
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Carmichael
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Carol Rosser
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Guy Tavenner
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'Tex' (as Donald Barry)
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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>

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The story of a gunslinger who could turn his back on no man...or woman...as death waited with a thousand eyes! (original poster) See more »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Susan Tavaner's (Terry Moore) hair was so modern, and the lipstick color definitely 1960s. See more »

Quotes

Tom Rosser: Howdy, M'am.
Mary Donley: Howdy. We have steak and beef stew, and steak and beef stew.
Tom Rosser: Which one do you recommend?
Mary Donley: Neither. The beef's tough. But it's all we've got. And I suggest black coffee; the milk's turning sour.
Tom Rosser: Well, at least you're honest. I'll leave it up to you.
Mary Donley: [calls to the kitchen] Beef stew!
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Soundtracks

Town Tamer
Music by Jimmie Haskell
Lyrics by "By' Dunham'
Sung by The Three D's
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Town saved by personal revenge
10 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is Selander's first film for Producer Lyles and his best Western for years. Like all of Lyles' Westerns, the main fault is the pedestrian screenplay which features Andrews as the hired killer seeking revenge for the death of his wife at the hands of Bettger and Cabot. He finds them ensconced as sheriff and saloon owner respectively, from which positions they're bleeding the town dry. Thus Andrews can liberate the town as well as secure his revenge in a corpse-strewn finale. Jaeckel has a marvellous part as Bettger's sadistic deputy.

Phil Hardy


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