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The Gatling Gun (1971)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Western  |  May 1971 (USA)
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Doctor Gatling invented a war machine to beat all arrows, and guns.

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Doctor Gatling invented a war machine to beat all arrows, and guns.

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Tough men, during hard times, battle for the ultimate weapon.

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24 July 2004 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

In many ways, this movie looks and feels much older than 1973, and I'm still not quite convinced that this is accurate. Yet, the social conscience of the 70's is there, if only in throw away lines and occasional, unexpected preachiness. The struggle for the WMD of the era, i.e. the Gatling Gun of the movie's title, involves a small band of US Cavalry, one "bad apple" (Robert Fuller playing effectively against type), and the Apaches, headed by the Spanish speaking chief "Two Knives." Thrown in the mix are the vixenish step-daughter of a self-righteous preacher (must have been a handful for that man of the cloth) and an All-American, sharp-shootin'"Annie Oakley Type" who in one brief scene appears in a dress and is described as "All Girl" (which she is!). Plus John Wayne's son, I think, and a couple of old codgers. Any and all of the characters vacillate here and there in their views on the treatment of the American Indian and their role in history but the Gatling Gun has the final word.


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