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Return of the Gunfighter (1967)

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An aging gunman and a wounded drifter come upon a young Mexican girl, and agree to help her avenge the death of her father, who was murdered for their land.

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Ben Wyatt
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Lee Sutton
Ana Martín ...
Anisa (as Ana Martin)
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Will Parker
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Clay Sutton
John Davis Chandler ...
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Frank Boone
Barry Atwater ...
Lomax
John Crawford ...
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Judge Ellis
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Luis Domingo (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Wid Boone
Henry Wills ...
Sam Boone
Robert Shelton ...
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Loretta Miller ...
Dance Hall Girl
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Aging gunfighter Ben Wyatt receives word that his old friend Luis Domingo needs his help in a matter of life and death.Initially reluctant to get involved, Wyatt decides to ride to his old friend's help.However,when he arrives at the Domingo ranch he notices right away that the house is boarded up and that in the yard there are two fresh graves.The graves are those of the Domingo spouses but there is no sign of their daughter,Anisa Domingo.Ben Wyatt rides out to find the missing girl,Anisa and also to find the killer or killers of the Domingo family. Written by nufs68

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29 January 1967 (USA)  »

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As I Rode Down to Laredo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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The Weary Gunfighter
25 September 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Probably the best role Robert Taylor had in the last five years of his life was in this made for television western, Return of the Gunfighter. Though no new dramatic trails are broken here, Taylor is just right for the part of a character very much like Gregory Peck's Jim Ringo in The Gunfighter.

Unlike Peck who's returned to a wife and child he abandoned for the wild ways of his youth, Taylor has no family. We meet him after he cashes out of a poker game after catching one of the players cheating. When the cheat objects and draws on him, Taylor shoots him down and just mutters "why won't they leave me alone."

He's just tired of it all, but it turns out his skill is needed by an old friend Rodolfo Hoyos who's being forced off his land. Taylor is summoned but arrives too late.

He does pick up a traveling companion of sorts in young gun Chad Everett who's got three mean brothers on his trail. Let's say that the two of them help each other in their situations, though for Everett it does cause a crisis of conscience as you'll see if you watch the film.

And watch it you should. Robert Taylor liked doing westerns, you can see it in his performances in them. He made fun of the 'iron jockstrap' parts like Ivanhoe, but he loved going west. Personally I think he should have concentrated on them in the sixties or looked for a big budget television series like his ex-wife Barbara Stanwyck had.

Taylor's chief nemesis is Lyle Bettger the man who killed his friend and others. Bettger once again brings one of his sadistic psychos to the screen and effectively. This one does have a healthy respect for Taylor's reputation and skill as he tries to tell young punk John David Chandler, when Chandler seems to buffalo Taylor in a saloon. The fact that Chandler had several friends with him, kind of stacked the deck. It's a scene very similar to one that John Wayne and George Kennedy did in The Sons of Katie Elder.

This was the second of two films that Chad Everett did with Robert Taylor and he always spoke of Taylor's kindness to him as a young player and his generosity in that he never worried about Everett stealing any scenes.

Taylor was back at MGM for this final film with them, the studio where he held the longest contract in screen history. Had Return of the Gunfighter been made 10 year earlier, it surely would have gotten a theatrical release.


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