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Gun for a Coward (1957)

After the death of a rancher his three sons run the ranch but one of them is seen as a coward because of his reluctance to gunfight.

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Abner Biberman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred MacMurray ... Will Keough
Jeffrey Hunter ... Bless Keough
Janice Rule ... Aud Niven
Chill Wills ... Loving
Dean Stockwell ... Hade Keough
Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Keough
Betty Lynn ... Claire
Iron Eyes Cody ... Chief
Bob Hoy ... Danny (as Robert Hoy)
Jane Howard Jane Howard ... Marie
Marjorie Stapp ... Rose
John Larch ... Stringer
Paul Birch ... Andy Niven
Bob Steele ... Durkee
Frances Morris ... Mrs. Anderson
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Storyline

A young cowboy, whose dedication to the principles of peace and reason has earned him a reputation for cowardice, overcomes his psychological aversion to violence after his elder brother unjustly censures him for not joining in a foolhardy gunfight in which their youngest brother is killed. Written by Anonymous

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SAGA OF WESTERN GUN-JUSTICE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1957 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonbrand See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,000,000, 31 December 1957
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Josephine Hutchinson who played the mother was less than five years older than Fred MacMurray. See more »

Quotes

The Preacher: The Good Book speaks a lot of words at a time like this. But I don't think Harry Keough knew too many of them. He wasn't old enough...or calmed enough.
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Connections

Referenced in Broadway by Light (1958) See more »

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Enjoyable time-passer ...........
6 July 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

Fred MacMurray starred in a number of interesting color westerns in the 1950's. In this film, 3 brothers come face to face with violence, cowardice and personality conflicts. MacMurray , with his laconic sense of irony, shines in this film.

Jeffrey Hunter has the key role of the the young brother. Hunter was a great actor, who is best remembered to day for his role in The Searchers. He performs well in this one and is a good match for this interesting role.

This movie is only slightly above average, being aided by two fine actors at the top of their game. Worth a look for that alone ........


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