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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Jimmy Noble
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Captain Jefferson Addis
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DeLeon
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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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Evil Gun  »

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Glenn Ford was on Variety's list of Top 10 Overpriced Stars of 1968. See more »

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Warfield jumps from standing to being mounted on his horse between shots. See more »

Quotes

Owen Forbes: They're deserters!
Lorne Warfield: Well, is that a fact?
Captain Jefferson Addis: Renegades is a better word. It implies a spirit of adventure. Desertion is cowardly. We're not that.
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Come Wander With Me
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[theme reuses from the Twilight Zone's episode]
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Great Glenn Ford turn in TV budgeted production.
2 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Presumed dead, aging Gunslinger Warfield (Glenn Ford) returns to Adamsville to find that wife Angie and two young daughters have been kidnapped by the Apaches. Owen Forbes (Arthur Kennedy) is the man giving out the news and also claiming Angie was to marry him after giving up on Warfield ever returning. An uneasy alliance forms as the two men set off to find the missing girls.

Directed by Jerry Thorpe and scripted by Charles Marquis Warren, Day Of The Evil Gun is a low budget mixture of more notable genre pieces. Tho the production value is low, it is however boosted by two enjoyable lead performances and the story is never less than interesting as our duo run into a number of feverish like encounters. In fact the film very much feels like a spaghetti Western at times, such is the odd ambiance that accompanies the men on their perilous odyssey. Fine support comes from Dean Jagger & John Anderson, while Harry Dean Stanton also weighs in with an appearance.

No great film by any stretch of the imagination, but certainly one that has a little more to it to keep it above average. 6/10


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