Day of the Evil Gun (1968)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  1 March 1968 (USA)
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A woman and two children are kidnapped by Apaches. The husband of the captured woman enlists the help of his neighbor to find the Apaches that seized his family; not knowing his neighbor has unknown reasons of his own for helping him.



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Complete credited cast:
Lorn Warfield
Owen Forbes
Jimmy Noble
Captain Jefferson Addis
Sheriff Kelso
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Sergeant Parker (as Dean Stanton)
Pilar Pellicer ...
Lydia Yearby
Dr. Eli Prather
Reverend Yearby
Angie Warfield
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
(scenes deleted)
Olan Soule ...
Dr. Marsh (Adamsville) (scenes deleted)


Gunfighter Lorn Warfield returns home after an absence of three years. Lorn finds his ranch in ruin.His neighbor, Owen Forbes, informs Lorn that his ranch was raided by the Apaches who kidnapped his wife and two children.Lorn decides to find the Apache camp and recuperate his wife and daughters. His neighbor, Owen, also joins Lorn in his quest. The two men don't get along because Owen courted Lorn's wife in Lorn's absence. Angie consented to Owen's courtship only because she believed her husband Lorn to be dead.Despite the tension between Lorn and Owen the two men are determined to find Angie and her daughters. Things get really hard when Lorn and Owen run into Mexican bandits, army deserters and Apaches. Written by nufs68

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Two men on a desperate search to save a woman only one of them could have! See more »




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(Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)



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During the fight with the Apaches in the Mormon ghost town, Forbes shoots out of a window with his pistol right next to his face. In actuality, the recoil of the weapon would have carried it right back into his nose like a punch. In the same scene, Captain Addis shoots a shotgun from a window in a similar fashion -- a weapon with even more recoil that, in reality, would have slammed into his face and probably given him a black eye. See more »


Dr. Eli Prather: You're dying, Richie. Don't fight it, boy, just let it come nice and easy.
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2 men chase Apaches into the high country
1 June 2002 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Good western with Ford playing a gunman trying to put his guns down and come home to the wife and kids. Upon arrival at the homestead he finds his family has been taken by injun raiders. This leads to his searching for them in a harsh land where he must battle not only the redskins on their own turf but Army deserters, a gang of cutthroat Mexican outlaws, and a man he must ride with who is close to losing his mind. Lots of action and gunsmoke.

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