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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

Borden Chase previously wrote The Far Country where the villain was named Gannon. 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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9 October 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a western. with the ambition to be more than one of ordinaries examples of genre. and this desire is far to be extravagant. because it propose a seductive story of lost, friendship, form of fatherhood and spirit of youth. and the great surprise remains Anthony Franciosa who has the best occasion to do a role in which the nuances are real important. Michael Sarrazin gives , more than a credible character, a lovely portrait of an age. it is a special story. about success and grow up, about love and seduction, about illusions and lost causes, about heroism and about ...women and the force who defines the words. short, more than a good western. because the classic story has deep roots. and an inspired director.


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