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The Quick Gun (1964)

Approved | | Western | April 1964 (USA)
Gunslinger Clint Cooper returns to his hometown to help fight off a raid by his former gang.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Clint Cooper
... Helen Reed
... Scotty Grant
... Spangler
... Tom Morrison
... Rick Morrison
... Rev. Staley
... Dan Evans
... Cagle
... Donovan
... George Keely
Stephen Roberts ... Dr. Stevens
... Mitchell
... Elderly Man
... Mike
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Returning home after a two year absence Clint, known for his fast gun, is caught by Spangler's gang where he learns they are heading for the same town where they plan to rob the bank. He escapes and although he is not welcome, he warns the few townsmen not away on cattle drives. Two years ago he had to kill two of the Morrisons. When the remaining two Morrisons come after him he kills them and just before the Spangler gang attacks and his gun will be needed, he is jailed. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Here Is All The Raw Rampaging Fury Of The West!

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Also Known As:

The Fastest Gun  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Murphy was paid $37,500 for his performance. See more »

Goofs

When Audie Murphy visits Merry Anders in the schoolroom, many of the paintings on the wall behind her are clearly done by 1960s children - a modern house, lamp etc. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Scotty Wade: Your guns have gotten too fast and too sudden. And from what I hear about your reputation, they have gotten a lot faster and suddener in the last two years.
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Edited into Arizona Raiders (1965) See more »

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A sad day for Movie Westerns, especially Audie Murphy and Merry Anders
16 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie should be a mandatory viewing for all students in the various theatrical curriculum in Universities. The directing is very, very poor (to say the least) having Murphy, Anders, and others perform in a stilted, confined manner. The "tough guy", Ted de Corsia, constantly overacts to the point of being obnoxious at times. Most of the extras look like they were recruited from the home for the aged just prior to filming, with some seemingly enjoying their first time as an actor/actress. What I find amazing is that at nights the entire "town" has more lighting then in any normal sunny day. The clothes everyone is wearing appears to have been cleaned and pressed just prior to that scenes filming. Perspiration drenched clothes are dry and well pressed in what is supposed to be the next scene a few minutes later. The close up camera work is OK, but there are far too many wide shots that don't fit the action of the time. Merry Anders is a beautiful person; but the outstanding hairdo could not possibly have been accomplished during the time frame the movie represents. And on and on and on… Unbelievable!!! I like both Audie Murphy and Merry Anders very much as performers. They certainly didn't deserve to be displayed in this shoddy film. The movie could have been excellent, but it was just the opposite, I'm very sorry to comment.


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