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Hostile Guns (1967)

Approved | | Western | July 1967 (USA)
Western involving a U.S. marshall who takes a prison wagon full of criminals and misfits to the state penitentiary, and finds that a female passenger is the woman he once loved.

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Sheriff Gid McCool
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Laura Mannon
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Mike Reno
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Marshal Willett
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Aaron Pleasant
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Hank Pleasant
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R. C. Crawford
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Angel Dominguez (as Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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Ned Cooper
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Sheriff Travis
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Uncle Joe Reno
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Ed Johnson (as Donald Barry)
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Troublemaking Spectator
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Buck, Reno Cowboy
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Ollie Jensen
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In 1860s Texas, ranch hand Mike Reno has a fist fight with his ranch owner uncle over some unpaid wages. Mike is finally paid his back wages and heads for the nearest town where he gambles his wages away in a saloon. Unhappy about the loss, Mike starts a disturbance in the saloon and he is promptly arrested by local Marshal Gideon McCool. In jail, Mike is awaiting the next transport to the larger Huntsville territorial prison. Also awaiting transfer to the prison is fellow jailbird Aaron Pleasant who was arrested for mistakenly shooting a child in the dark street and subsequently sentenced to death by hanging. Marshal Willett tasks Marshal Gideon McCool to transport these prisoners to Huntsville using an improvised purpose-built prison wagon. The road to Huntsville passes through the Texas badlands and the Marshal feels he needs at least one more deputy in order to fulfill his task. Realizing that Mike Reno is not a real criminal he suggests that he pay a 50 dollar fine instead of ... Written by nufs68

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Mainly for western addicts
23 August 2011 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

In 1967, when "Hostile Guns" was released, the movie western had already started to change. Spaghetti westerns were starting to be shown on this side of the Atlantic, and dark themes and anti-hero characters were starting to show up. Compared to other westerns coming out around this time, much of "Hostile Guns" seems old-fashioned, like the movie was actually made ten years earlier. The story is pretty predictable, even with the various twists that happen along the way. Still, the movie is competently made for what it is. No, it won't convert a non-western fan to the genre, but those who love westerns will probably find it acceptable.


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