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Mark Hanna (writer)
Joseph Van Winkle (writer)
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Release Date:
May 1971 (USA) See more »
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Tough men, during hard times, battle for the ultimate weapon.
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Doctor Gatling invented a war machine to beat all arrows, and guns. | Add synopsis »
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Desert survival Western See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Guy Stockwell ... Lt. Wayne Malcolm

Robert Fuller ... Pvt. Sneed
BarBara Luna ... Leona (as Barbara Luna)

Woody Strode ... Runner the Scout

Patrick Wayne ... Jim Boland

Pat Buttram ... Tin Pot
Carlos Rivas ... Two-Knife
Tommy Cook ... Pvt. Elwood

Steve Conte ... Pvt. Mitchell
David Cargo ... Cpl. Benton (as David F. Cargo)

John Carradine ... Rev. Harper
Judy Jordan ... Martha Boland

Phil Harris ... Luke Boland
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kalai Strode ... Indian Who Shoots Sneed (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Gordon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Hanna  writer
Joseph Van Winkle  writer

Produced by
Giuseppe Balestrieri .... associate producer
Mark Hanna .... associate producer
Oscar Nichols .... producer (as Oscar L. Nichols)
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
Bert Shefter 
 
Cinematography by
Jacques R. Marquette  (as Jacques Marquette)
 
Film Editing by
Edward Mann 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Arrico  (as Chuck Arrico)
Robert B. Harris 
 
Makeup Department
Janice Brunson .... hair stylist (as Jan Brunson)
Dan Greenway .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nat Holt Jr. .... second assistant director
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Dietz .... props
 
Sound Department
Neal Chastain .... sound effects editor
John R. MacDonald .... boom operator
Al Overton .... sound effects (as Al Overton Sr.)
 
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects (as Ira H. Anderson)
 
Stunts
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Kalai Strode .... stunt archer (uncredited)
Woody Strode .... stunt archer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Garnell .... chief electrician
 
Music Department
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (as Erma Levin)
 
Other crew
George Rutter .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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93 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Woody Strode did most of the stunt bow and arrow shooting in the movie. When he was acting in the scene, his son Kalai Strode did the stunt bow shooting.See more »

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Desert survival Western, 12 May 2014
Author: Wuchak from Ohio/PA border

"The Gatling Gun" was shot in 1969, but not released in the USA till 1971. It's a cavalry vs. Indians Western focusing on the eponymous weapon with a great cast of familiars -- Guy Stockwell, Robert Fuller, Phil Harris, Woody Strode, Patrick Wayne, John Carradine, Pat Buttram and BarBara Luna (from Star Trek's "Mirror, Mirror") -- highlighted by curvy redhead Judy Jordan, to say the least.

Critics write it off as "routine" and, yes, it is grade-B and comic-booky, but everything clicks and the movie delivers the goods. It's essentially a survival tale of a small group of soldiers and civilians who team-up to survive a desert trek threatened by Two-Knives (Carlos Rivas) and his rogue tribe. If you're a sucker for desert-survival tales (like me), such as "Sands of the Kalahari," "Flight of the Phoenix," "Escape from Zahrain" and "They Came to Cordura," you'll probably appreciate "The Gatling Gun." It's not as good as the first three, but it's more entertaining than the last one.

The trek through the desert features a lot of drama but the movie ends with a bang as the group squares-off against Two-Knives and his gang. Stockwell stands out as the alpha male Army Lieutenant who naturally attracts the babe, whereas Fuller is effective as Private Sneed, done-in by his own lust for filthy lucre.

The film runs 93 minutes and was shot at Eaves Movie Ranch and Ghost Ranch near Sante Fe, New Mexico.

GRADE: B

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