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No Name on the Bullet (1959)

Passed | | Western | February 1959 (USA)
When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Gant
... Luke Canfield
... Anne Benson
... Roseanne Fraden
... Lou Fraden
... Asa Canfield
... Buck Hastings
Edgar Stehli ... Judge Benson
Simon Scott ... Reeger
... Stricker
... Pierce
Charles Watts ... Sid
John Alderson ... Chaffee
... Harold Miller
Russ Bender ... Storekeeper
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Cool, cultured John Gant rides into Lordsburg. Gant is a professional killer, and although no one knows who he is there to kill, they are all worried. Everyone has enemies, and maybe Gant is in town for them. While they wait for him to make his move, paranoia starts taking over... Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The strangest killer who ever stalked the West !

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Dr. Luke Canfield: Gant... I could take a look at that arm.
John Gant: Don't worry about it, Physician. Everything comes to a finish.
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Possibly Audie Murphy's Best Western
30 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

No Name on the Bullet is possibly Audie Murphy's best western. Only Destry is on a par with it. These two films demonstrate clearly that Murphy could give a creditable performance on the rare occasions when he was given a good script, cast, and director to work with. In this film Murphy plays John Gant, an apparently easy going man who, in fact, is a hired killer with a deadly reputation. When he comes to town many apparently-respectable citizens with concealed guilt become panicked, each thinking that he is the one whom Gant is in town to kill. If you think you don't like Audie Murphy westerns, give this one a try. It will probably surprise -- and impress -- you.


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