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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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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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Storyline

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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Western

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Release Date:

1 March 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evil Gun  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[during an cholera epidemic]
Dr. Eli Prather: Don't talk to me, I'm busy killin' people.
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Connections

Referenced in El Topo (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Wander With Me
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[theme reuses from the Twilight Zone's episode]
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Great western movie and I recommend it for all western enthusiasts.
10 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Make movie available on DVD as you can't buy this excellent movie on any format. Anyone who likes westerns should not miss this one. The psychological roles that Ford and Kennedy play make this movie definitely different and spellbinding for the viewer. What's interesting about this movie is the apparent role changes that take place between Glenn Ford and Arthur Kennedy. They switch from Ford as a reforming gunslinger to Kennedy a mild family man turning the opposite direction. The movie lived up to my expectations of both actors. I missed this movie when it was first released in 1968 and can not find it available in any format. So far, catch it on TV if you can in your area.


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