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Gun Belt (1953)

Approved | | Western | 24 July 1953 (USA)
Outlaw Matt Ringo escapes prison and wants to co-opt his former outlaw brother Billy into robbing a Wells Fargo money shipment, but Billy has gone straight, the town Marshal is Wyatt Earp, and the Clinton gang wants in on the deal.

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writers:

Jack DeWitt (screenplay), Arthur E. Orloff (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Montgomery ... Billy Ringo
Tab Hunter ... Chip Ringo
Helen Westcott ... Arlene Reach
John Dehner ... Matt Ringo
William Bishop ... Ike Clinton
Jack Elam ... Rusty Kolloway
Douglas Kennedy ... Mel Dixon
James Millican ... Wyatt Earp
Hugh Sanders ... Douglas Frazer
Bruce Cowling ... Virgil Earp
Joe Haworth Joe Haworth ... Hoke
William 'Bill' Phillips William 'Bill' Phillips ... Curley
Willis Bouchey ... Endicott
Boyd 'Red' Morgan Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Texas Jack
Boyd Stockman ... Turkey Creek
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Storyline

Gunfighter Billy Ringo decides to hang up his guns, buy a ranch and marry Arlene Reach. His brother Matt, father of Chip, the nephew Ringo is trying to keep on the straight and narrow, with three other outlaws, Dixon, Hollaway, and Hoke, frame Ringo into pulling a bank robbery with them. Pretending to side with them, after accidentally killing Matt, Ringo informs Marshal Wyatt Earp of their plan to rob a Wells Fargo express wagon. A gunfight ensues at the robbery and the three outlaws are killed and Ike Clinton, the ringleader, is turned over to Marshal Earp by Ringo. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE OUTLAW...He grinned, gunned and plundered away the life-blood of a nation (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Ringo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Global Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Hoke: Anybody can die in bed.
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Referenced in Ljuset från Lund (1955) See more »

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Cheesy 50's western
24 July 2001 | by frereSee all my reviews

A low budget 50's western that is not really all that bad. George Montgomery is the hero and Tab Hunter as his nephew. Hunter is so young in this movie that he's almost unrecognizable. You keep looking at him and thinking is that Tab Hunter? The villain is a real scary bad guy whose name is Ike Clinton. Why Clinton? Why not Clanton? Were they going for historical accuracy? The marshall in the town is named Virgil Earp so its hard to say what they were trying to do history-wise. It's slow-paced, melodramatic and cartoony: everything it should be.


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