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Gunfight in Abilene (1967)

Approved | | Western | March 1967 (USA)
Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his ... See full summary »

Director:

William Hale

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Berne Giler (screenplay), John D.F. Black (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bobby Darin ... Cal Wayne
Emily Banks ... Amy Martin
Leslie Nielsen ... Grant Evers
Donnelly Rhodes ... Joe Slade
Don Galloway ... Ward Kent
Frank McGrath ... Ned Martin
Michael Sarrazin ... Cord Decker
Barbara Werle ... Leann
Johnny Seven ... Loop
William Phipps ... Frank Norton
William Mims William Mims ... Ed Scovie
Robert Sorrells Robert Sorrells ... Nelson
Don Dubbins ... Sprague
James McCallion ... Smoky Staub
Bryan O'Byrne ... Frobisher
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Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his debt he not only refuses to win her back but takes the job of Sheriff, a job he doesn't want, when the brother asks him. Still haunted by the killing he refuses to carry a gun. But there is trouble between the ranchers and the farmers and when he finds the brother murdered he straps on a gun and heads after the killer. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The time: NOON! The odds: DESPERATE! The result: MEMORABLE!

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Sheriff schießt zurück See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The battle scene in the beginning of the film is footage from the 1965 movie, Shenandoah. See more »

Goofs

Bobby Darren enters the town; his cigar is clearly fake as no smoke comes out. Later, he is briefly puffing on a real cigar. See more »

Quotes

Joe Slade: Strip off his shirt. Tie 'im up to that wagon.
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Connections

Referenced in Never a Dull Moment (1968) See more »

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Amy
Words and Music by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin (uncredited)
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Coming home to Abilene is not easy.
18 October 2003 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Typical, predictable...but watchable. An ex-confederate officer(Bobby Darin)upon his homecoming to Abilene takes the job of Sheriff and tries to settle disputes between farmers and cattlemen. Darin is not as convincing as others in the cast:Leslie Nielsen, Emily Banks and Donnelly Rhodes. Also of note are Don Galloway and Barbara Werle. At times the background music is more interesting than the script.


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