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Gunfighters (1947)

Passed | | Western | 15 July 1947 (USA)
Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly accused of killing fellow cowhand Bob Tyrell and must clear himself by finding the real killer.

Director:

George Waggner

Writers:

Alan Le May (screenplay), Zane Grey (adapted from Zane Grey's novel "Twin Sombreros")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Randolph Scott ... Brazos Kane
Barbara Britton ... Bess Banner
Dorothy Hart ... Jane Banner
Bruce Cabot ... Bard Macky
Charley Grapewin ... Inskip
Steven Geray ... Jose
Forrest Tucker ... Ben Orcutt
Charles Kemper ... Sheriff Kiscaden
Grant Withers ... Deputy Bill Yount
John Miles ... Johnny O'Neil
Griff Barnett ... Mr. Banner
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Gunfighter "Brazos" Kane lays aside his guns "forever" when he is forced to shoot his best friend, and decides to join another friend, Bob Tyrell, as a cowhand on the Inskip ranch. Upon arriving there he finds the bullet-riddled body of his friend. He carries the body to the Banner ranch, the largest in the territory, and is accused by Banner of murdering Tyrell; Banner orders Deputy Sheriff Bill Yount, who is in Banner's pay, to arrest Kane. But Kane has the sympathy of Banner's daughter, Jane, who notifies Inskip of Kane's plight, and Inskip arrives in time to prevent a lynching. Sheriff Kiscade dismisses the murder charge for lack of evidence. Brazos then sets out to find the killer of his friend. Bess Bannister, Jane's sister, is in love with the Banner ranch foreman, Bard Macky, and knowing that Bard killed Tyrell and that Kane will track him down, then hampers Kane's mission somewhat by pretending to be in love with him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DARING! DASHING! DANGEROUS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twin Sombreros See more »

Filming Locations:

Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

After Inskip gets shot, a rope attached to the rear of the wagon is visible which is used to turn it over. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Tom calls out Brazos for a gunslinging showdown]
Tom: Brazos. Brazos!
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Connections

Referenced in The James Dean Story (1957) See more »

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This movie comes from a Zane Grey novel: Twin Sombreros
4 August 2005 | by mpbodulSee all my reviews

I like westerns and I like Randolph Scot, but this movie really went astray in following the original novel's plot. No wonder writers hated (and still do) the Hollywood studios and the management of those enterprises.

Although this movie was well done, the name change to the Gunfighters, was the first in a series of disappointments of this film. The plot line wanders well away from the novel; even the heavy drawl of Brazos Keene, is toned way down from the original to the "cleaned up" Randolph Scot version.

I have generally preferred the original story in Zane Grey's novels to the movies' Hollywood versions.


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