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The Quiet Gun (1957)

Approved | | Western | January 1957 (USA)
Sheriff Carl Brandon must uphold the law and prevent a lynching when his best friend is accused of murder and immorality by the townsfolk.

Director:

William F. Claxton

Writers:

Lauran Paine (novel), Eric Norden (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Forrest Tucker ... Sheriff Carl Brandon
Mara Corday ... Irene
Jim Davis ... Ralph Carpenter
Kathleen Crowley ... Teresa Carpenter
Lee Van Cleef ... Doug Sadler
Hank Worden ... Sampson
Tom Brown ... John Reilly
Gerald Milton Gerald Milton ... Lesser
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Steven Hardy
Vince Barnett ... Undertaker
Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Merrick
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Hired gun Doug Sadler rides into a small Western town and immediately provokes the local sheriff, Carl Brandon, by tormenting a simpleminded local named Sampson. Brandon is further provoked by a visit from city attorney Hardy, who announces that the town council is charging local rancher Ralph Carpenter with violations of morality for living with an Indian girl. Brandon, who is in love with Carpenter's estranged wife Teresa, realizes that there is something sinister behind both these events, but he is unsuccessful in preventing calamity from erupting. Eventually he must stand against his entire town in order to protect it and the law he represents. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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THE MOST VIOLENT VENGEANCE IN THE WEST! (original poster-all caps)

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fury at Rock River See more »

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Production Co:

Regal Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Solid B Western
12 November 2004 | by advertsSee all my reviews

Forrest Tucker gives an interesting understated, "quiet" performance, Lee Van Cleef chews up the scenery, and the (usually unwelcome) comic relief works (surprisingly) well.

Also, decent plot twists and neat little affectations - like Forrest Tucker always rolling cigarettes and his tobacco pouch hanging out of his jacket pocket.

Highly recommended for lovers of: adult westerns B-Westerns 50s Westerns


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