Invitation to a Gunfighter

Invitation to a Gunfighter

Richard Wilson (1964)

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George Segal plays a Confederate soldier who returns from the war to find the Union townspeople have seized his farm and hired a gunfighter to kill him. Written and directed by Richard Wilson, an associate of Orson Welles back in the Mercury theatre and Citizen Kane days, it's an allegory about political exile and conformity that spends too much time in debate at the expense of action. Nevertheless, it's an engrossing effort, lifted by a knockout performance from Yul Brynner as the elegant, Creole gunfighter Jules Gaspard D'Estaing - and you'd better pronounce that right - a role he turned into an android for the sci-fi film Westworld.


A Civil War veteran returns home to find a ruthless landowner has sold the family house and his land has been confiscated as so-called enemy property. When the soldier retaliates by breaking into his former home and barricading himself in, the land baron hires a mysterious gunslinger to force the rebel out - but once unleashed, the hired gun has ideas of his own. Western, starring Yul Brynner, George Segal, Janice Rule and Pat Hingle.

Cast & Crew

Jules Gaspard D'Estaing Yul Brynner
Matt Weaver George Segal
Ruth Adams Janice Rule
Sam Brewster Pat Hingle
Kenarsie Brad Dexter
Sam Mike Kellin
Crane Adams Clifford David
Fiddler Strother Martin
Director Richard Wilson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdAvailable on: video and DVD