Day of the Evil Gun

Day of the Evil Gun

Jerry Thorpe (1968)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Originally planned as a TV movie, this western starts out as an unofficial and wholly competent remake of The Searchers. Glenn Ford and Arthur Kennedy bond surprisingly well as they survive all manner of perils in a bid to rescue Ford's family from the Apache, and there's solid support from the underrated Dean Jagger as an untrustworthy trader. But then the action takes an unexpected and rather improbable turn, which, while exciting enough, seems to have nothing to do with the rest of the story. Shame about the title, too.


Rancher Lorn Warfield learns after three years away from home that Apaches have kidnapped his wife and children. He turns to a neighbour, a retired gunslinger, to help bring them back. Warfield's mission is complicated when he learns his wife believed he was dead and promised to marry his ally. Western, with Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy and Dean Jagger.

Cast & Crew

Lorn Warfield Glenn Ford
Owen Forbes Arthur Kennedy
Jimmy Noble Dean Jagger
Sheriff Kelso Paul Fix
Capt Jefferson Addis John Anderson
DeLeon Nico Minardos
Sgt Parker Harry Dean Stanton
Lydia Yearby Pilar Pellicer
Director Jerry Thorpe
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: MGM/UA Video LtdGuidance: Edited for violence.Available on: video