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Day of the Evil Gun (1968)

 -  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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Lorn Warfield
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Owen Forbes
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Jimmy Noble
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Captain Jefferson Addis
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Sheriff Kelso
Nico Minardos ...
DeLeon
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Sergeant Parker (as Dean Stanton)
Pilar Pellicer ...
Lydia Yearby
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Willford
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Dr. Eli Prather
Ross Elliott ...
Reverend Yearby
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Angie Warfield
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Storekeeper
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Olan Soule ...
Dr. Marsh (Adamsville) (scenes deleted)
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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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Two men on a desperate search to save a woman only one of them could have! See more »

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Western

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Release Date:

1 March 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Pistola do Mal  »

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(Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Jose unscrews the butt-plate of Lorn's rifle to get the money out, in the next scene the butt-plate is back in place. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eli Prather: You're dying, Richie. Don't fight it, boy, just let it come nice and easy.
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Referenced in 901: After 45 Years of Working (1990) See more »

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Impressive and hard edged minor Western
2 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It is not credited as such but this is essentially a retread of The Searchers ,and the two movies share a common plot -the hunt for relatives stolen by Indians Glenn Ford plays a noted gunman trying to turn his back on his former violent profession and who joins his neighbour ,Arthur Kennedy ,in the hunt for Kennedy's wife and two children who have been taken by Apaches.Complicating the matter is the fact that both men are in love with the woman in question. They are helped in their quest by a demented Indian trader -played by Dean Jagger in a way that seems to be a conscious tip of the hat to Hank Worden's performance in a similar role in The Searchers .The mission proves a fraught one -they are tortured by bandits ,encounter renegades and endure Indian raids en route to finding the people they seek

The men undergo personality changes as the trek unfolds ,with the previously peaceable Kennedy displaying a new found relish for the killing fields and events build to a personal confrontation between the two men Performances are superlative ,the script by Charles Marquis Warren and Eric Bercovi is pointed and candid .Jerry Thorpe directs capably if somewhat anonymously

This was designed for TV but wisely was given a cinema release .I urge all western lovers to see it


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