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A Man Called Gannon (1968)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 8 March 1968 (USA)
A seasoned cowboy takes a young tender-foot under his wing. They become embroiled in a range war, and end up on opposite sides.

Director:

James Goldstone

Writers:

D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay), Borden Chase (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Franciosa ... Gannon (as Tony Franciosa)
Michael Sarrazin ... Jess Washburn
Judi West ... Beth Cross
Susan Oliver ... Matty
John Anderson ... Capper
David Sheiner ... Sheriff Polaski
James Westerfield ... Amos
Gavin MacLeod ... Lou
Eddie Firestone ... Maz
Ed Peck ... Delivery Rider
Harry Davis Harry Davis ... Harry
Robert Sorrells Robert Sorrells ... Goff
Terry Wilson ... Coss
Eddra Gale ... Louisa
Harry Basch ... Ben
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Storyline

After a range war in Texas in which he lost his brother and his ranch, former cattleman Gannon takes a freight train to Kansas. Between Kansas City and Union Wells, Gannon meets Jess Washburn, a tenderfoot from Philadelphia. On the train they witness the murder of the break-man at the hands of an itinerant hobo. In the small town of Union Wells, all those riding the freight train are detained by the local sheriff and his deputies. When Jess is accused of being the murderer, Gannon reveals the identity of the real killer and claims the reward money. Since the reward is to be paid within a few days, Jess and Gannon decide to remain in Union Wells. They lodge at the local cat-house where Gannon knows the lady-owner. Later, they get jobs at the Cross ranch. The ranch is owned by the attractive widow Beth Cross. Her outfit is run by tough foreman Capper. Eventually, both Jess and Gannon will often clash with Capper. During the spare time, Gannon teaches Jess how to be a cowboy, how to ... Written by nufs68

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He battled an empire of barbed wire and bullets!...and then had to force a showdown with the kid he taught to shoot...and the woman he showed how to love!

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Covek zvani Genon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Judi West, director James Goldstone had her voice dubbed, even though she had appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays, and has more recently taught acting for a number of years. See more »

Goofs

When Gannon went outside and shot the toilet plumbing on the roof, he was shooting at an angle, but the water was shooting straight up from the pipe. See more »

Connections

Remake of Man Without a Star (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

A Smile, a Mem'ry and an Extra Shirt
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Music by Dave Grusin
Performed by Dave Grusin
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Old Hand teaches New Kid the price of buying power with a gun
1 July 2013 | by boisdegilbertSee all my reviews

I suppose somewhere there's someone who could tell your fortune by the way the spaghetti lays on your plate. Personally, I'd rather just eat the stuff. This is a western about water rights, barbed wire, cowhands and people who want to be cowhands, and women who want to love them, use them, or leave them. It was made during the V. Nam War and some would read into it more than is there. It's a western; I've seen better, I've seen worse. This ones not bad. Tony Francioso (Gannon) is awakened by a telegraph crew running the wire through his camp, and rides off as the credits roll to Dave Gruisins score and a song I haven't been able to get out of my head in 45 yrs, "A Smile, a Memory, and One Spare Shirt." Francioso and Sarrazin play master and pupil, and this rehashed horse opera moves along with a cast of familiar faces who do a yeoman job of one more western. Having seen the original, "Man Without a Star", I think Kirk Douglas overplays the part and Tony gives a more suitable, understated performance. It will surprise some and disappoint others, depends on your tastes and if its raining or not. But if it comes up on the tube, its worth a look. Either it catches you or it doesn't. I found it oddly compelling. The tune has stayed in my head a long time.


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