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The Ballad of a Gunfighter (1964)

A former Confederate robs stagecoaches to be able to give money to the local poor people. He soon runs into a gang of robbers who don't have the same good intentions he does.

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Bill Ward

Writer:

Bill Ward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marty Robbins ... Marty Robbins
Traveler Traveler ... Traveler
Joyce Redd Joyce Redd ... Secora
Robert Barron Robert Barron ... McCord (as Bob Barron)
Nestor Paiva ... Padre
Michael Davis ... Miguelito
Laurette Luez ... Felina
Charlie Aldrich Charlie Aldrich ... Amigo
Paul McDonald Paul McDonald ... Mr. Baker
Cynthia Goodwins Cynthia Goodwins ... First Nun
Claudia Aldrich Claudia Aldrich ... Second Nun
Gene Davis Gene Davis ... Bartender
Tom Cloud Tom Cloud ... Blacksmith (as Tommy Cloud)
Jerry Vance Jerry Vance ... Outlaw
Dick Warlock ... Outlaw (as Dick Leming)
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A former Confederate robs stagecoaches to be able to give money to the local poor people. He soon runs into a gang of robbers who don't have the same good intentions he does.

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The Nation's Top Western Recording Star...in the FIRST TRULY DIFFERENT western. See more »

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Western

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Final film of Laurette Luez. See more »

Quotes

Marty Robbins: You talk about an empire. This whole country is my empire. I don't have my brand on anything or anybody. I don't need it. I don't have a brand on my horse, but you let some man try to ride him!
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: IT'S OVER - - GOODBYE See more »

Soundtracks

San Angelo
Written by Marty Robbins
Sung by Marty Robbins
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El Paso - not just a hot sauce!
11 November 2014 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

But also a Marty Robbins song that forms the basis of this curio Western. There's no point beating around the bush here, this is a bad film that's full of auto-cue acting, lame clichés and bizarre moments. Robbins as it happens is not half bad, but you can see he's not totally comfortable with performing this way.

The plot has Robbins as a Robin Hood type outlaw who gets involved in a love triangle whilst coming to realise his partners in crime are not to be trusted. Cue chases, fist fights, rickety sets, a bit of outrageous gymnastics and finally the El Paso song, which is the best part of the picture!

Filmed in Eastmancolor, the available print out there is poor, so bad in fact I personally chose to fade the colour out and watch in black and white. All told The Ballad of a Gunfighter is an oddity, but very hard to recommend with any sort of confidence. 3/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desperat gunfighter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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