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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.

Director:

Nathan Juran

Writers:

D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay), Norman A. Fox (novel) (as Norman A.Fox)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Audie Murphy ... Reb Kittredge
Susan Cabot ... Rita Saxon
Paul Kelly ... Dan Saxon
Charles Drake ... Johnny Lake
Mary Castle ... Cora Dufrayne
Jack Kelly ... Curly Mather
Jesse White ... Professor
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Matt Telford
William Reynolds ... Brazos
Chubby Johnson ... Doc Farrell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philo McCullough ... 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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Taglines:

Hired Gunslinger In A Lawless Land!

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man's Country 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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Reb Kittredge: The last time I saw you, you was down in Denver. Why did you leave?
Cora Dufrayne: Why did you?
Reb Kittredge: I had a reason.
Cora Dufrayne: You had twelve reasons... each one of 'em had a gun in his hand. I understand you got run out of Wyoming, too.
Reb Kittredge: Yeah.
Cora Dufrayne: Well, you've got a pretty good record. Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming...
Reb Kittredge: I'm young yet.
Cora Dufrayne: You've run out of states, too.
Reb Kittredge: I understand there's lots of room left in Canada.
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Soundtracks

I'm Tying Up My Bridle
(uncredited)
Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Everett Carter
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action-packed western
15 August 2014 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

Today was the Celebration of the Débarquement de Provence (in France ...), and I saw an excellent five minutes report on Audie Murphy and his act of war in Ramatuelle. So I decided to watch Gunsmoke I just bought a few days ago, thinking I was going to see a classic Murphy western. But from the first minutes, I discovered a very impertinent Murphy and not looking as fresh as in his other westerns, almost dirty and moving very fast. And permanent twisty action and hit dialogues, even though the subject is well known in westerns, it turns to be very original in its construction with permanent moves sometimes every twenty seconds. The whole casting is good, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly, Charles Drake, Mary Castle, ... Produced by Aaron Rosenberg (Gunsmoke is not far from Anthony Mann's westerns produced by Rosenberg) and directed by Nathan Juran (who directed two other fine Murphy westerns, Tumbleweed and Drums Across The River), a very tense and unforgettable western.


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