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The Gatling Gun (1971)

 -  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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Thoroughly routine
8 August 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Low-budget, by-the-numbers western, routine in every department: writing, direction, acting, you name it. The plot is nothing special: a ragtag detachment of soldiers must protect a new Gatling gun from falling into the hands of rampaging Indians. A somewhat decent cast gives this picture a bit more than just a passing interest, but not much more. Phil Harris looks out of place, John Carradine was at a point in his career where he took just about anything and everything that was offered to him--which explains why he's in this--Guy Stockwell looks tired, and the only even remotely energetic performance is given by veteran western actor and John Ford favorite Woody Strode. Listlessly directed and sloppily written, this cheap-looking film has a burst of action near the end that breaks the monotony, but not enough to make it worth sitting through. Skip it.


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