5.9/10
75
6 user 1 critic

Man or Gun (1958)

Approved | | Western | 30 May 1958 (USA)
A gun-slinging drifter, armed with a legendary pistol, saves a town from the greedy clutches of an evil family. But what makes him so fast? Is it the man or the gun?

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1859, is divided by a railroad track that separates the richer and poorer classes of people. From the richer side comes Ann Arnesen, daughter of Michael Arnesen, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Bill Elliott, Vera Ralston, Gail Patrick
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Disputes over a dead man's property escalate into a bloody range war.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Rod Cameron, Ella Raines
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Chassed by a posse, bank robber Clay Anderson, traveling under an assumed name, takes refuge at a farm owned by a preacher and his pretty young wife.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Macdonald Carey, Patricia Medina, Skip Homeier
Certificate: Passed Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, Cy Kendall
Wyoming (1947)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Small ranchers battle against a land baron trying to take their spreads.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Bill Elliott, Vera Ralston, John Carroll
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.

Director: Mack V. Wright
Stars: John Wayne, Phyllis Fraser, Lew Kelly
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two fugitive Texan brothers at odds with one another flee to Colorado where they take jobs with rival bosses.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: John Payne, Lee J. Cobb, Mona Freeman
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young man returns home after several years' absence to find that a gang is after not only his family ranch, but his girlfriend as well.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Anna Maria Alberghetti, Ben Cooper, Jim Davis
Westward Ho (1935)
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

As a youngster John Wyatt saw his parents killed and his brother kidnapped. On a wagon train heading West he meets his brother who is now a spy for the gang which originally did the dirty work. He and his brother both fall for Mary Gordon.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Bromley, Frank McGlynn Jr.
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Sven Unterwaldt Jr.
Stars: Carolin Kebekus, Maxim Mehmet, Arina Prokofyeva
The Americano (1955)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An American working on a ranch in the Amazon comes up against a gang of Brazilian bandits.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Glenn Ford, Frank Lovejoy, Cesar Romero
History | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
'Maybe' Smith / Scott Yancey
...
Fran Dare
...
Pinch Corley
...
Sheriff Jim Jackson
...
Mike Ferris
...
Justin Corley
Jil Jarmyn ...
Mrs. Pinch Corley
...
Deputy Sheriff Burt Burton
...
Buckstorm Corley
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Swede (as Karl Davis)
Julian Burton ...
Billy Corley
Carl York ...
Jack Corley
Harry Klekas ...
Dodd
Mel Gaines ...
Diego
Ron McNeil ...
Nick
Edit

Storyline

A gun-slinging drifter, armed with a legendary pistol, saves a town from the greedy clutches of an evil family. But what makes him so fast? Is it the man or the gun?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A TOUGH FRONTIER KILLER SETS A MURDEROUS MANTRAP -- But Instead Catches the Girl He Loves! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jede Kugel trifft  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This is film noir western, a low key but good entertainment.
16 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this on cable, and knowing nothing about it before hand, I found myself slowly drawn into the story. I wanted to know what would happen to these characters, and what was really motivating them. I ended up really enjoying it.

All the leads play characters who are intense, and are flawed in various ways. Also, we never get a whole lot of background on the characters, just enough to intrigue me and keep me watching.

At times, I found myself comparing the directorial and writing style to some of the early Dragnet TV episodes from the 1950's. Being black and white, the lighting is subdued, almost flat. The shootings are quick and intense and almost matter of fact.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed it but suspect it is not for everyone.


22 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial