Gun Fury

Gun Fury

Raoul Walsh (1953)

U Certificate


Our Score
In this western, Universal's new find Rock Hudson, loaned out here to Columbia, stars as a rancher whose fiancée (Donna Reed) is suddenly abducted. The film boasts a moody plot that pits the gauche, honest and upright Hudson against baddie Phil Carey (who's outstanding) and his gang (including Lee Marvin). This exciting psychological western was originally filmed in the novelty of 3D (though released without the 3D gimmick in the UK), and one wonders whether director Raoul Walsh had encouraged inexperienced star Hudson to overproject his acting. There seems to be no other reason, as in the previous year's The Lawless Breed Hudson gave a beautifully controlled performance for the same director.


A wealthy rancher and his fiancee take the stagecoach to California, where they intend to start a new life in the wake of the Civil War. However, during the journey an ex-Confederate outlaw and his gang of thugs attack the coach and kidnap the bride-to-be. Distraught and wounded, the rancher sets out to rescue her and punish her abductors. Western, with Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Lee Marvin and Phil Carey.

Cast & Crew

Ben Warren Rock Hudson
Jennifer Ballard Donna Reed
Blinky Lee Marvin
Frank Slayton Phil Carey
Tom Burgess Leo Gordon
Brazos Neville Brand
Doc Ray Thomas
Curly Jordan Robert Herron
Director Raoul Walsh
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdAvailable on: video