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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

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

During the fight between Clint and the Morrisons there are clearly stunt doubles in part of the fights for Clint and Tom Morrison. Clint's double has a higher hairline and Morrison's hair is a different color blonde. The stunt men don't try to hide their faces either. See more »

Quotes

Jud Spangler: I don't like to kill my friends, Clint.
Clint Cooper: That makes us even, Spang, I'm kind of against dying.
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Connections

Edited into Arizona Raiders (1965) See more »

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A simpler time
26 June 2005 | by djloueySee all my reviews

It's your standard bad guy vs. good bad guy western. Clint Cooper returns to the town that ran him off and reluctantly agrees to stay and fight the coming horde of thieves. Though this is a very predictable plot, it doesn't feature the huge leaps that are common in some westerns from the era.

Watching this movie 41 years after it's release and judging it by today's standards isn't really fair. It is from a simpler time in history and as a result seems naive to us.

Today you would never see scenes that are supposed to occur at night happening in obvious sunlight. The melo-drama is passe. Everyone knows that gunshots are messy, except in old westerns. Having said all of that, fans of the genre and Audie Murphey will no doubt enjoy this film.

I also enjoyed watching James Best before his Dukes of Hazard days. While I am not one who thinks that his performances as Sheriff of Hazard County are un-noteworthy, this role really opened my eyes to his versatility and talent as an actor.


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