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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
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally photographed in 3-D, but often only exhibited in flat prints after its initial first and second run engagements. See more »

Goofs

When Travis arrives in Prescott, power lines are visible in the background. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in The Fifties (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Dem Golden Slippers
(uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Heard as a theme
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The Stranger Was Some Fun
14 August 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

An enjoyable western, with a fair storyline. I especially liked the hot "fire scene". The confrontation between Randolph Scott and Ernest Borgnine was also fun - with Mr. Borgnine throwing junk at the camera! Borgnine and Lee Marvin are both fun to watch, in these early career roles. Claire Trevor is getting older, will Mr. Scott still choose her; or, will the sweet young thing give him a spin?

"The Stranger Wore a Gun" was originally shot, by director André De Toth, in "3D"; this gives it a unique "look", I thought; and, some of the photography is very nice. I found the story difficult to follow, though. I really dig that statue in front of Juniper House.

***** The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) André De Toth ~ Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Ernest Borgnine


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