The Gun Hawk

  • Edward Ludwig (1963)
  • US
  • 92 min
The Gun Hawk
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Rory Calhoun was well past his movie-star prime when he starred in this inconsistent B-western. Again he's playing a loner gunman whose best efforts to have a quiet life are thwarted, on this occasion by stolid sheriff Rod Cameron and cocky James Dean-lookalike Rod Lauren (his character is named Rebel just in case you missed the similarity). There are some unexpected twists and turns as time seems to be running out for the notorious gunslinger, but the narrative meanders while the jauntiness of the score (think Carry On Cowboy rather than Shane) and the ropey B-movie acting belie the sombre undercurrent of the tale.

Plot Summary

Western starring Rory Calhoun. Outlaw Blaine Madden's violent life catches up with him when he's injured in a gunfight, but he is determined to die his own way.

Cast and crew

Cast

Blaine Madden
Rory Calhoun
Sheriff Ben Corey
Rod Cameron
Marleen
Ruta Lee
"Reb" Roan
Rod Lauren
Deputy "Mitch" Mitchell
Morgan Woodward
Johnny Flanders
Robert J Wilke
Drunk
John Litel
Miguel
Rodolfo Hoyos
Joe Sully
Lane Bradford
Luke Sully
Glenn Stensel

Crew

Director
Edward Ludwig

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Drama