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The Gun and the Pulpit (1974)

TV-PG | | Western | TV Movie 3 April 1974
A young gunslinger on the lam impersonates a preacher, brings hope to his parishioners and law-and-order to a town terrorized by a strongman's bunch.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

William Bowers (teleplay), Jack Ehrlich (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjoe Gortner ... Ernie Parsons
Slim Pickens ... Billy One-Eye
David Huddleston ... Mr. Ross
Geoffrey Lewis ... Jason McCoy
Estelle Parsons ... Sadie Underwood
Pamela Sue Martin ... Sally Underwood
Jeff Corey ... Head of Posse
Karl Swenson ... Adams
Jon Lormer ... Luther
Robert Phillips ... Tom Underwood
Larry Ward ... Max
Joan Goodfellow ... Dixie
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Storyline

In the days of the "Wild West", a gunslinger, with a price on his head, discovers the body of a traveling minister who has been killed in an ambush. Fearing those who are following him, he assumes the dead minister's identity. Written by Baroque <gopher_baroque@hotmail.com>

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When you're running from the law any disguise is safe, even the clothes of a preacher...until you let the role go to your head.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arma şi amvonul See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Head of Posse: Ernie Parsons, having been found guilty by a jury of your peers...
Ernie Parsons: I didn't see any jury.
Head of Posse: Well, they was around. Anyway, what difference does it make. You gunned down Windy Jones and he was one of our most beloved and respected citizens.
Ernie Parsons: I heard he was the town drunk.
Head of Posse: Well, now that he's dead, he's one of our town's most beloved and respected citizens.
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ah,to be eleven again and in love with the lovely pamela sue martin!
23 January 2005 | by surlygreaserSee all my reviews

i saw this funny western only once when it came on TV when i was a mear eleven years old,but i was in love with the vivacious pamela sue martin who i'd seen in 'the posideon adventure' two years before and of course because of her i loved it then very much. as for now i'd say it was kinda corny in an 'alias smith and jones' kind of way,but harmless and fun just the same and of course who can deny a film with marjoe gortner its due. i wish it was on video so i could leer at the gorgeous ms. martin once again,but it is rare to find a 70's TV movie on video,let alone DVD. but for old time sake,i give it five stars. i hope this nostalgic rant helps somebody.


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