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A Man Called Gannon (1968)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  18 December 1968 (France)
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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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Gannon (as Tony Franciosa)
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Jess Washburn
Judi West ...
Beth Cross
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Matty
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Capper
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Sheriff Polaski
James Westerfield ...
Amos
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Lou
Eddie Firestone ...
Maz
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Delivery Rider
Harry Davis ...
Harry
Robert Sorrells ...
Goff
Terry Wilson ...
Coss
Eddra Gale ...
Louisa
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Ben
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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!

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18 December 1968 (France)  »

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Cuando el alba se tiñe de rojo  »

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According to Judi West, director James Goldstone had her voice dubbed, even though she had appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays, and has more recently taught acting for a number of years. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

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A Smile, a Mem'ry and an Extra Shirt
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman'
Music by Dave Grusin
Song by Dave Grusin
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Obvious remake unfortunately fails in every way
2 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of "Man Without A Star", which packed a lot more star power, and a much better story. In fact, the biggest star in this version may be Western favorite John Anderson.

It is about a man (gee, could his name be Gannon?) who takes on a naive young man as his protégé. Unlike the original, both these guys are not credible characters. They have too much of the modern cinema touch in them, the desire to kill, kill, kill. They are more like a dork's comic book version of the original.

Neither character is likable, and the movie is much like a spaghetti western in that it tries to make you hate one less than another, which is how to choose who you like.

That sort of "director and writer" control freak format not only destroys the art and story of what they concoct, but it takes us out of the story, and makes us realize we're just watching. We're no longer into the story. Instead, we're just keenly aware of the presence of the director, writer, and others. They may as well just let the film crew walk around in the background. That would be less humiliating to them, as it would at least be honest.

A look at this film, and one wonders why the two leads don't just conquer the world in one day, since the movie makes them such supermen, and also makes them totally unidentifiable.

Every scene just fails compared to the original, which makes it even sadder, because the original wasn't a "great" movie, but compared to this, it looks like the Seven Samurai.


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