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Gun Battle at Monterey (1957)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 27 October 1957 (USA)
Reno and Turner are partners who robbed the express in Monterey. But when Turner wants to leave the partnership, Reno shoots him and leaves him for dead. But Turner is found by Maria and ... See full summary »

Writers:

Jack Leonard (screenplay), Lawrence Resner (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sterling Hayden ... Jay Turner / John York
Pamela Duncan ... Maria Salvador
Ted de Corsia ... Max Reno
Mary Beth Hughes ... Cleo
Lee Van Cleef ... Kirby
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Sheriff Claude Mundy
Pat Comiskey Pat Comiskey ... Frank
Byron Foulger ... Carson
Mauritz Hugo ... Charley
I. Stanford Jolley ... Idwall
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Reno and Turner are partners who robbed the express in Monterey. But when Turner wants to leave the partnership, Reno shoots him and leaves him for dead. But Turner is found by Maria and nursed back to health. He then searches California for Reno and finds him in Del Ray, running a bar which he got by shooting his partner Abbott. Turner masquerades as York and keeps Reno off balance long enough to trap him. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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GUN-HOT! ROPE-RAW!...it starts with a shot in the back and travels a hundred miles to TERROR (original lobby card) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

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Goofs

Maria (Pamela Duncan)has a cropped hairstyle definitely from the 50s, not from the "old Western" time of this movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max Reno: When the tide comes in, you'll be safe as if you were in your mother's arms. I picked this hideout a month ago. It's a beauty, ain't it? You're a lucky boy, Jim. You should have met me a long time ago.
Jay Turner: You'll never let me forget it, Reno...
Max Reno: What?
Jay Turner: How smart you are.
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Sleepwalk at Monterey.
23 November 2013 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Quite often us Western fans will see the cast list of an old 1950s Western and reasonably expect it to at the very least be a time waster. So instantly we (yes it's the Royal we) notice that Sterling Hayden and Lee Van Cleef star in it, and Ted de Corsia on villain duties as well, and feel quite confident. While when you got a title proudly promising a gun battle it's not outrageous to expect maybe just a little bit of bang bang bangery.

That Carl K. Hittlemen's film doesn't deliver any goods is not really his fault, he's a director for hire working with a lazy screenplay and a cast who know it's a lazy screenplay! Cleef escapes criticism, but it's really not a badge of honour to shine in this sea of mediocrity, but he at least makes time spent with the pic tolerable: Just! Come the hopelessly weak finale you are unlikely to care or consider this as being worth another look in some alternate future.

Key word is lazy, so this is an appropriately lazy review. 3/10


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

27 October 1957 (USA) See more »

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