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The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

Approved | | War, Western | 1953 (UK)
A former spy moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but when he gets there decides that it's not for him and tries to change his life.

Director:

André De Toth (as Andre De Toth)

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), John W. Cunningham (based upon"Yankee Gold" by) (as John M. Cunningham)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Jeff Travis
Claire Trevor ... Josie Sullivan
Joan Weldon ... Shelby Conroy
George Macready ... Jules Mourret
Alfonso Bedoya ... Degas
Lee Marvin ... Dan Kurth
Ernest Borgnine ... Bull Slager
Pierre Watkin ... Jason Conroy
Joseph Vitale ... Shorty
Clem Bevans ... Jim Martin
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Storyline

Having been a spy for Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War, Jeff Travis thinking himself a wanted man, flees to Prescott Arizona where he runs into Jules Mourret who knows of his past. He takes a job on the stage line that Mourret is trying to steal gold from. When Mourret's men kill a friend of his he sets out to get Mourret and his men. When his plan to have another gang get Mourret fails, he has to go after them himself. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THE SCREEN'S GREATEST OUTDOOR STAR (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

War | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I Ride Alone See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,600,000, 31 December 1953
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In a separately filmed trailer, Randolph Scott talks to the audience about the film and about Three Dimension. See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the hotel room between Randolph Scott and Ernest Borgnine, there are multiple times when Ernest Borgnine was down and Randolph Scott could have gone for the gun laying on the floor, but instead chose to try to continue cutting at the rawhide binding his wrists with a small knife. he could have also used the knife on Ernest Borgnine, but didn't. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Travis: A man's only as good as his cards.
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Soundtracks

Oh Dem Golden Slippers
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Written by James Allen Bland
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First movie I saw Lee Marvin
7 August 2001 | by w8sSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in a naval base movie theatre, in, I think, 1956. It was the first thing I recall seeing Lee Marvin in. This guy just absolutely fascinated me. Randolph Scott had been a "Semi-hero" of mine in the late thirties and the forties. In this movie, he was so old, and so slow drawing his gun, that they had to speed up the film to make it look like he was drawing his gun fast. Lee, on the other hand didn't need any "camera" tricks to make him look fast. Lee Marvin, as he was dying from having been shot by this amazingly slow lawman (Randolph Scott), looked down at his two hands, as if to say, "Hands -- how could you have failed me". I thought, facetiously, "Boy oscar is written oll over that!" Really a neat scene. That began a continuing admiration for Lee Marvin,, who could do bad guys, good guys, good guy-bad guy (Cat Ballou), Comedy, Drama, Action, He was a craftsman, and a master at it.


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