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Gunsmoke (1953)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 4 May 1953 (USA)
A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Reb Kittredge
... Rita Saxon
... Dan Saxon
... Johnny Lake
... Cora Dufrayne
... Curly Mather
... Professor
Donald Randolph ... Matt Telford
... Brazos
... Doc Farrell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Abner Sneed (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Kittridge is hired by the villains but turns to defend the rancher Saxon after learning the true situation. Kittridge wins Saxon's ranch with a cut of the cards but Saxon has other reasons for deliberately losing the gamble. Telford and Lake try everything from bushwhacking to setting a wildfire to stop the Saxon/Kittridge herd of cattle from reaching the railhead. Written by Carol Johnson <crj1@cornell.edu>

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Hired Gunslinger In A Lawless Land!

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Romance | Western

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Audie Murphy was forced to submit to a complete above the waistline body wax for his shirtless sequence. See more »

Quotes

Rita: How are you getting along with Kittredge?
Curly Mather: I can take him or leave him alone. If given the chance, I'd leave him alone.
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Drinks Are On the House
(uncredited)
Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Everett Carter
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Gunslinger turns cowpoke
8 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Good shoot-em-up with Murphy as Reb Kittredge, a gunhand in between jobs. He is offered a job to run a cattleman out of the country so the evil Matt Telford can control the entire valley. In an odd turn of events Kittredge comes into ownership of the disputed acreage and begins a hazardous journey to get the bovine to market before the mortgage to Telford comes due. Of course, Telford does everything in his power to ensure the drive is unsuccessful. A side plot along the way involves Kittredge as one corner of a love triangle, pitting him against a hot headed, back shooting polecat for the love of a beautiful woman: gotta have that thrown in, eh? Pretty standard stuff, but I enjoyed the production.


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