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Gun the Man Down (1956)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | 15 November 1956 (USA)
Two bank robbers abandon their wounded partner to the posse and run with the loot but their partner, after serving time in prison, seeks revenge.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers:

Burt Kennedy (screenplay), Sam Freedle (story) (as Sam C. Freedle)
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Arness ... Remington 'Rem' Anderson
Angie Dickinson ... Janice
Robert J. Wilke ... Matt Rankin (as Robert Wilke)
Emile Meyer ... Sheriff Morton
Don Megowan ... Ralph Farley
Michael Emmet Michael Emmet ... Billy Deal
Harry Carey Jr. ... Deputy Lee
Frank Fenton ... Sheriff Leading Posse
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Hotel Man (as Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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Three outlaw buddies rob a bank, but one of them is wounded. His two partners and his girlfriend take his share of the loot and run off, leaving him to be captured by the sheriff. Years later, after he gets out of prison, he goes in search of his double-crossing partners and his faithless girlfriend. He finds them in a semi-deserted, run-down town, but instead of killing them right away, he decides to play cat-and-mouse with them first. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Trivia

Because of his role in this movie, John Wayne recommended James Arness for the role of Marshall Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke (1955), a role he played for 39 years. See more »

Goofs

When Rem Anderson (James Arness) confronts Ralph Farley as Farley is trying to leave town after spotting Rem, a fistfight ensues. Most of the fist-hitting-face sounds are muted and barely sound like light slaps, some are totally missing, such as the punch from Rem that knocks Farley under a wagon. But all of the other fistfight noises are there, such as wood collapsing when prop posts and railings give way. See more »

Connections

Featured in Frances Farmer Presents: Arizona Mission (1962) See more »

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Forgotten Western
25 April 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Three outlaw buddies rob a bank, but one of them is wounded. His two partners and his girlfriend take his share of the loot and run off, leaving him to be captured by the sheriff. Years later, after he gets out of prison, he goes in search of his double-crossing partners and his faithless girlfriend.

Although not widely known today, this is a great western and the precursor to "Gunsmoke" in many ways. But what really got me was how much it walks the line between a western and a gangster movie. While it is completely a western, there is a certain element that makes me think gangster: rather than ratting out his friends, a criminal is going to take care of them himself. That is very gangster.

Interestingly, the producer was John Wayne's brother. Wayne's involvement in westerns is widely known, but how many people know his brother was also involved in his own way?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arizona Mission See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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