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Gunfight in Abilene (1967)

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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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 schießt zurück  »

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Film debut of Michael Sarrazin. See more »

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When Grant Evers (Leslie Neilsen) straps on his left-handed gun belt and starts practicing his fast draw in his basement storeroom, his first shot starts two different targets spinning at the same time, and the third one a split second later, all before the sound of the third shot. 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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Amy
Words and Music by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin (uncredited)
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Bobby Darin plays the sheriff of a small western town who refuses to wear a gun.
9 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This western isn't well known but it's really a pretty good movie. Bobby Darin puts in a fine performance as a Civil War veteran returning back from the war after accidentally killing his friend, and for that reason no longer wearing a gun. It can be highly recommended to those who really love westerns. Even those who only watch westerns occasionally should be able to appreciate "Gunfight in Abilene" as well.

It also features a fine song called "Amy." It was released only as the flip side of Bobby's hit "Lovin' You," but should have been a hit in its own right. "Gunfight in Abilene" definitely deserves more recognition than it's received so far.


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