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The Quick Gun (1964)

Approved | | Western | April 1964 (USA)
Gunslinger Clint Cooper returns to his hometown to help fight off a raid by his former gang.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (screenplay), Steve Fisher (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Audie Murphy ... Clint Cooper
Merry Anders ... Helen Reed
James Best ... Scotty Grant
Ted de Corsia ... Spangler
Walter Sande ... Tom Morrison
Rex Holman ... Rick Morrison
Charles Meredith ... Rev. Staley
Frank Ferguson ... Dan Evans
Mort Mills ... Cagle
Gregg Palmer ... Donovan
Frank Gerstle ... George Keely
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Dr. Stevens
Paul Bryar ... Mitchell
Raymond Hatton ... Elderly Man
William Fawcett ... Mike
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Storyline

Returning home after a two year absence Clint, known for his fast gun, is caught by Spangler's gang where he learns they are heading for the same town where they plan to rob the bank. He escapes and although he is not welcome, he warns the few townsmen not away on cattle drives. Two years ago he had to kill two of the Morrisons. When the remaining two Morrisons come after him he kills them and just before the Spangler gang attacks and his gun will be needed, he is jailed. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Here Is All The Raw Rampaging Fury Of The West!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fastest Gun See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Best, who plays Sheriff Scotty, also played a sheriff in The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane. See more »

Goofs

In the gunfight between Clint and Spangler towards the end of the movie, you can clearly see several of the wooden crates have been spray painted to look older. See more »

Quotes

Tom Morrison: You make thim draw first. You understand that? I want him dead legal.
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The siege of the town
29 October 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Other than Ted DeCorsia's over the top performance as an outlaw gang leader, The Quick Gun will never rate as one of Audie Murphy's better big screen westerns.

After Murphy does not accept DeCorsia's offer to get cut in on bank robbery in his old home town, Murphy who was going there anyway goes double quick to warn them. His own reputation as a gunslinger precedes him though and the townfolk are skeptical. Two of them uncle and nephew Walter Sande and Rex Holman want to kill him because of range war that took Murphy's father and Sande's two sons.

But his friend sheriff James Best does believe him and so does the school teacher Merry Anders who has them both on a string and the town prepares.

What comes after that is for you to see, but all I can say is Best the sheriff makes one colossally stupid mistake and the plot flows from there. But don't doubt that Audie doesn't save the day after most of the cast is killed in the siege of the town.

Definitely not as good as some of his work for Universal in the previous decade.


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