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Gunslinger (1956)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 15 June 1956 (USA)
After her husband is gunned down, Rose Hood takes his place temporarily as Marshal of a small Western town.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writers:

Charles B. Griffith (screenplay), Mark Hanna (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
John Ireland ... Cane Miro
Beverly Garland ... Marshal Rose Hood
Allison Hayes ... Erica Page
Martin Kingsley ... Mayor Gideon Polk
Jonathan Haze ... Jake Hayes
Margaret Campbell Margaret Campbell ... Felicity Polk
Bruno VeSota ... Zebelon Tabb (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Chris Alcaide ... Deputy Joshua Tate
Dick Miller ... Jimmy Tonto (as Richard Miller)
George Offerman Jr. ... (as George Offerman)
William Schallert ... Marshal Scott Hood
Paul McGuire Paul McGuire
Aaron Saxon Aaron Saxon ... Nate Signo
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Oracle, Texas Marshal Scott Hood is murdered and his wife, Rose, takes his badge and sets out on a personal vendetta to find the killers. She'll have the badge two weeks, then the new Marshal arrives to take over. Meanwhile, the unscrupulous Erica Page, the saloon-mistress, is busy buying up local property because she has a tip the railroad is going to make Oracle a depot stop. The cowardly Mayor warns her that the railroad may not come to Oracle, but Erica already had that base covered, as after she makes payment on the land, she has her moronic henchman, Jake Hayes, murder the seller, take back the money, return it to her so she can buy some more land. Erica is a businesswoman who believes in a fast return on investment. But, in order to get away cleanly, if the railroad does not come through, she sends Jake out-of-state to Tombstone to hire a gunslinger to come kill Rose. He brings back a hired gun who falls in love with his intended target. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Hired to kill the woman he loved!


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Trivia

It rained throughout most of the shoot. Many exterior shots had to be re-written at the last minute to be shot indoors. Several exterior shots had to be done with a tarp over the cast members heads, and the score was used to drown out the sound of the rain hitting it. See more »

Goofs

Cane's "hotel room" is clearly a hallway; the door opens the wrong way and has the stain of a room number on the "inside." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rose Hood: Hi.
Marshal Scott Hood: Hi. Long night.
Rose Hood: A quiet one for a change.
Marshal Scott Hood: Aw, you shouldn't get up so early just to fetch my breakfast.
Rose Hood: What else is a Marshal's wife good for?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: ORACLE, TEXAS

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1878 See more »

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12 July 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I guess that "Gunslinger" wasn't quite as god-awful as most of the movies that "Mystery Science Theater 3000" shows, but westerns just aren't Roger Corman's forte. Portraying Rose Hood (Beverly Garland) becoming sheriff in an Old West town after her sheriff husband gets murdered and having to fight off baddies, the movie is pretty predictable. John Ireland is Rose's new hubby, secretly working for unctuous Allison Hayes (yes, the 50-foot woman). Also appearing briefly is frequent Corman co-star Dick Miller as a mailman (Miller nowadays stars in Joe Dante's movies).

I do wish to assert that you'll probably want to watch the "MST3K" version to really enjoy this movie. They had a great time with it.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

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Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

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