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The Gunman (1952)

Passed | | Western | 13 April 1952 (USA)
Dan Forester, a small town New Mexico newspaper editor, spots an outlaw wanted for murder. He sends word to Whip Wilson, a Texas lawman anxious to make an arrest. When Wilson arrives, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis D. Collins (as Lewis Collins)

Writers:

Fred Myton (story), Fred Myton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Whip Wilson ... Whip Wilson
Fuzzy Knight ... Blinkey
Rand Brooks ... Jud Calvert
Phyllis Coates ... Anita Forester
Terry Frost ... Duke Kirby
I. Stanford Jolley ... Dan Forester
Russ Whiteman Russ Whiteman ... Sheriff Hanley
Robert Bray ... Tom Jamison
Lane Bradford ... Jack Gatlin - Henchman
Gregg Barton ... Bill Longley - Henchman
Richard Avonde ... Curt Blake - Henchman
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Dan Forester, a small town New Mexico newspaper editor, spots an outlaw wanted for murder. He sends word to Whip Wilson, a Texas lawman anxious to make an arrest. When Wilson arrives, he discovers the town is ruled by an outlaw gang running a protection racket and the town's sheriff seemingly unable to cope with the situation. Worse, the local lawman refuses to cooperate with Wilson to bring the fugitive Whip seeks to justice. With Dan's help, Whip sets out to break-up the outlaw gang and arrest the brains behind the criminal enterprise so he can bring his fugitive back to the Lone Star state to stand trial. Written by David Bassler

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Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1952 (USA) See more »

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Silvermine Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Whip Wilson: Well, looks like Duke Kirby's our man. All we have to do is nail him down.
Jud Calvert: Yeah, but what are we going to use for nails?
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My Word, Wilson is a Poor Actor!
5 November 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When evildoer Lane Bradford is spotted, Texas Ranger Whip Wilson crosses over the border, only to find a town controlled by Braford's gang and sheriff Russ Whiteman has given up. Wilson plays half the lawman and half the vigilante to solve the situation, while his deputy, Rand Brooks courts Phyllis Coates.

Wilson was one of the last entries to Monogram's list of B Western stars, given a fancy moniker and a trademark whip for the kiddie market. He was also one of the worst actors; he can't seem to speak except when he's standing still, and his delivery is uniformly emphatic instead of seeming to have any emotional content. He does occasionally twitch an eyebrow.

Director Lewis D. Collins does his best, thanks to a good script by Fred Myton and some fine camerawork by longtime B cinematographer Ernest Miller. Miller shot more than 300 movies, the great majority of them westerns, from 1921 through 1954, then retired to the small screen, where he shot several early episodes of GUNSMOKE.


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