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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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Complete credited cast:
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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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1 March 1968 (USA)  »

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A Pistola do Mal  »

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| (Turner Library Print)

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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

Captain Jefferson Addis: I'll take the horse. Don't be a fool, Mr. Forbes. Turn around! Alive, you can still walk. Dead, you can only lay down.
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Referenced in Sandra: The Making of a Woman (1970) See more »

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Come Wander With Me
[theme reuses from the Twilight Zone's episode]
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A solid western drama
22 January 2009 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

A retired gunslinger faces long odds as he rides the trail to an Apache encampment to rescue his wife and two daughters who were kidnapped by the red raiders. Glenn Ford stars in this gritty western and beautiful Mexican scenery helps when the action flags. Arthur Kennedy, who lays claim to Ford's wife, tags along and the two men form an uneasy alliance as they search for the hidden camp. The pair encounter renegade Indians, Mexican bandits, the scourge of cholera and a Confederate outfit looking for a Union payroll. Ford's tough character displays a steely resolve to find his family and Kennedy plays his heavy with relish but sounds more like a Boston police captain than a rancher in the old west. The moral is that guns accomplish very little, as later events bear out. This film was released when the western was in its final decline in Hollywood as movie entertainment.


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