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Noose for a Gunman (1960)

Not Rated | | Western | 1 May 1960 (USA)
Case Britton, gunslinger and wanted man, comes to town to meet his bride-to-be, stop a stagecoach robbery, and get even with the man who killed his brother.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (screenplay) (as James B. Gordon), Steve Fisher (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jim Davis ... Case Britton
Lyn Thomas ... Della Haines
Ted de Corsia ... Jack Cantrell
Barton MacLane ... Carl Avery
Harry Carey Jr. ... Jim Ferguson
Walter Sande ... Marshal Tom Evans
William Tannen ... Willetts (as Bill Tannen)
Leo Gordon ... Link Roy
William Challee ... Gorse
Lane Chandler ... Ed Folsey
Jan Arvan Jan Arvan ... Ben Hallop - Town Council Member
Kermit Maynard ... Carter
William Remick William Remick ... Henry - Man on Stagecoach
Cecil Weston Cecil Weston ... Mrs. Franklyn
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Storyline

Case Britton reluctantly returns to his home town where he had killed two men. The citizens are none too enthused about his return, but Marshal Tom Evans becomes more friendly when Cases explains that he has returned to warn the town that bandit Jack Cantrell intends to rob the stage and express office. Case's sweetheart Della Haines is a passenger on the stage. Case and the Marshal decide on a defense play. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shotgun See more »

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Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Noose for a Gunman 1960 plot is practically the very same as the 1955 film Top Gun. Both films were on TV this week. See more »

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During the fight between Case (Jim Davis) and Link (Leo Gordon), the stuntman doubling for the 6'3" Davis is noticeably shorter than he is. See more »

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Years after doing nice supporting turns, Jim Davis does fine as the lead in Noose for a Gunman
10 August 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Having years of being a supporting player as a good and bad guy in various westerns, here, Jim Davis is the lead playing someone in the middle as Case Britton, who left town after shooting a couple of men for gunning down his marshal brother and is now back to warn the current marshal about a robber named Jack Cantrell (Ted de Corsia) awaiting a stagecoach to pilfer. His reasons, however, are personal as there's a woman named Della Haines (Lyn Thomas), who he plans to marry, inside. I'll stop there and just say this was another thrilling oater of Davis' that I'm glad to have seeked out on Netflix streaming. Fine direction by Edward L. Cahn helped immensely as well as good supporting turns by, besides the above, Harry Carey, Jr., Barton MacLane, Walter Sande, and Leo Gordon, among others. So on that note, Noose for a Gunman comes recommended.


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