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Return of the Gunfighter (1967)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Sundance
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Frank Boone
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Lomax
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Judge Ellis
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Luis Domingo (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Wid Boone
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Sam Boone
Robert Shelton ...
Cowboy
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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Romance | Western

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film never had a theatrical release in North America as Robert Taylor was no longer considered a major star. See more »

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Arriving in Lordsburg, Robert Taylor rides down the main street, passing the same "Mining Supplies" sign twice. See more »

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Tired western
2 October 2016 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Apparently Metro Goldwyn Mayer, while giving the movie a theatrical release overseas, sent this western directly to television in North America. It's pretty easy to see why MGM wasn't totally confident that the movie would attract domestic audiences. The script is the main problem. The story is made up of many elements and plot turns you will have seen in countless westerns before; I bet even audiences in 1967 found the story clichéd. Not only that, the script insults the audience by taking more than half of the movie to set everything up; there's no reason why it should have taken so long for this creaky story to define everything. Also, that first half of the movie is pretty dull, with almost no action or anything else that might be considered lively. The second half of the movie is a bit more energetic, but it's too little and too late. Why the present owners of the movie thought it was worth a DVD release through their on demand video line, I cannot say.


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