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A Man Called Gannon (1968)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 18 December 1968 (France)
A seasoned cowboy takes a young tender-foot under his wing. They become embroiled in a range war, and end up on opposite sides.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gannon (as Tony Franciosa)
Jess Washburn
Beth Cross
Sheriff Polaski
Delivery Rider
Harry Davis ...
Robert Sorrells ...


A seasoned cowboy takes a young tender-foot under his wing. They become embroiled in a range war, and end up on opposite sides.

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He battled an empire of barbed wire and bullets!


Romance | Western


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Release Date:

18 December 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Cuando el alba se tiñe de rojo  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During filming the cameras recorded two unidentified flying objects: one at Sonora, CA on 11.1.1967; another at Broom Ranch near Camarillo, CA on 12.27.1967. The footage was provided to an investigator from the University of Colorado UFO Project (1966-1968), who determined that the objects were probably some wind-blown debris. See more »


When Gannon went outside and shot the toilet plumbing on the roof, he was shooting at an angle, but the water was shooting straight up from the pipe. See more »


Remake of Man Without a Star (1955) See more »


A Smile, a Mem'ry and an Extra Shirt
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Music by Dave Grusin
Performed by Dave Grusin
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What a preachy movie
30 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is like a lot of others made at the height of the Vietnam War - I swear Hollywood was chucking out really bad movies just to take people's minds off the war (check out Burt Lancaster in "The Swimmer" some time.) Number 1: bad songs. This is a trademark of movies made between '65 and '71. Number 2 (or 1b): use of the harpsichord. Again, a key instrument in American movies made between 65 and 71. Then, there's the anti-hero (or two of them here.) I guess by 1968 / 1969, all the good western stories had been done. (Until Josey Wales, Dances with Wolves, and Unforgiven, that is.)

This movie's writer and director must have said to themselves, "let's take the worst of the 1960's and put those characters in the 1880's." Let's imagine the Woodstock generation faced with a range war.

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