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A Gunfight (1971)

Two aging gunfighters in need of money come to an agreement to organize an actual showdown between them and sell tickets for it. The townsfolk is more than interested to see the "show".




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nora Tenneray
Jenny Simms
Marv Green
Marshal Tom Cater
The Young Gunfighter
Bud Tenneray
Ed Fleury
Francisco Alvarez
James D. Cavasos ...
Newt Hale
Philip L. Mead ...
Kyle Briggs
George Le Bow ...
John J. Wallwork ...
Toby Leach
Neil Davis ...


Will Tenneray and Abe Cross are two famous gunfighters who are getting old and need money. Cross tried his luck at gold prospecting but failed. Tenneray works at the local saloon where he capitalizes on his past fame to "sucker fools into buying drinks". The town expects them to become enemies and kill each other in a gunfight but the two aging gunfighters start liking one another. Desperate for money, Tenneray suggests to Cross to put on a show for the townsfolk and fight in an arena for money. The proceeds from the ticket sales would go to the winner of the gunfight. Both men like the idea of a paid show but hate the possibility of one of them killing the other. Written by nufs68

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In Bajo Rio, they pay to see a man kill a bull. Today, they'll pay to see a man kill another man. See more »


Romance | Western


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Release Date:

4 October 1971 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Gunfight  »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film had been banned by the Mexican Film Bureau from Mexican territory because it presented a false image of Mexico and the Mexican people. However, there is no information that the production company intended to shoot the film in Mexico. See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Will Tenneray: A job? Suckerin' fools to buy drinks? 'Cept I wear my pants on the outside I'm no different from Jenny you laid with last night.
Abe Cross: Guess I know what your talkin' about. I worked a job myself before I went out prospectin' this last time.
Will Tenneray: Doin' what?
Abe Cross: Trick shootin'. Medicine show. 'Sides me, they had a midget and a tattooed feller.
Will Tenneray: [snorts] That says it better.
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Referenced in My Husband, the Producer (1974) See more »


A Gunfight
Composed & Sung by Johnny Cash
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not the best or worst
9 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I think I just enjoy this movie because of the actors. The story isn't the best and if you're looking for great art, go elsewhere. But, if you're a fan of Douglas and Cash and would like to see a few other notables on screen, sit back and enjoy the flick with a few beers.

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