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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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Cal Wayne
Emily Banks ...
Amy Martin
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Grant Evers
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Joe Slade
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Ward Kent
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Ned Martin
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Cord Decker
Barbara Werle ...
Leann
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Ed Scovie
Robert Sorrells ...
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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Michael Sarrazin. See more »

Goofs

When the whipped Cord is on his horse and Cal is trying to catch him, the man from a distance has blood smeared all over his back, but up close after being caught, Cord's back only has dried blood stripes and no smears. 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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A Bobby Darin Western!
31 March 2005 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I am, of late, a serious Bobby Darin fan. I didn't see Gunfight in 1967 when it was released, but was fortunate enough to track down a copy just recently. The film was badly panned by the critics in its day, but I gotta tell, I loved it. It's one of the few films Bobby Darin made in which he's the central character and he's on-screen throughout the movie. For this reason alone, it's a must-see for true Bobby Darin fans. I think that Bobby Darin was a good actor and very much underrated. Gunfight is fast-paced, entertaining, and if the plot is a bit predictable, well probably most westerns back in those days were somewhat predictable. Bobby Darin also wrote the musical score for this film, including a beautiful song called "Amy." And, of course, he sings the title song. I think it was one of his finest efforts and it's one my personal favorites.


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