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Gunfight in Abilene (1967)

 |  Western  |  March 1967 (USA)
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Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his ... See full summary »

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Cal Wayne
Emily Banks ...
Amy Martin
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Grant Evers
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Joe Slade
Don Galloway ...
Ward Kent
Frank McGrath ...
Ned Martin
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Cord Decker
Barbara Werle ...
Leann
Johnny Seven ...
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William Phipps ...
Frank Norton
William Mims ...
Ed Scovie
Robert Sorrells ...
Nelson
Don Dubbins ...
Sprague
James McCallion ...
Smoky Staub
Bryan O'Byrne ...
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Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his debt he not only refuses to win her back but takes the job of Sheriff, a job he doesn't want, when the brother asks him. Still haunted by the killing he refuses to carry a gun. But there is trouble between the ranchers and the farmers and when he finds the brother murdered he straps on a gun and heads after the killer. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The time: NOON! The odds: DESPERATE! The result: MEMORABLE!

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March 1967 (USA)  »

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Der Sheriff schießst zurück  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Michael Sarrazin. See more »

Goofs

When Slade kills Grant with the last two shots, he stands over him and lets his pistol hang limp from his hand while he pulls the trigger. The pistol doesn't kick at all, it barely even moves, proving that it's firing blanks. A loaded gun would have kicked out of his hand, being held that loosely. See more »

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Joe Slade: Strip off his shirt. Tie 'im up to that wagon.
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Remake of Showdown at Abilene (1956) See more »

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Words and Music by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin (uncredited)
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Coming home to Abilene is not easy.
18 October 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Typical, predictable...but watchable. An ex-confederate officer(Bobby Darin)upon his homecoming to Abilene takes the job of Sheriff and tries to settle disputes between farmers and cattlemen. Darin is not as convincing as others in the cast:Leslie Nielsen, Emily Banks and Donnelly Rhodes. Also of note are Don Galloway and Barbara Werle. At times the background music is more interesting than the script.


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