Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

Nathan Juran (1953)

79min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This routine western stars Audie Murphy as a gunslinger who has a change of heart when he's hired by a landowner to kill a rancher. The film is nothing special, but it does offer a chance to see Susan Cabot (Sorority Girl, The Wasp Woman) before she became a Roger Corman cult heroine. The use of the Marlene Dietrich song See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have prompted Universal to remake Destry Rides Again the following year, with Murphy in the James Stewart role. The film has absolutely nothing to do with the famous TV series of the same name, which was shown in the UK as Gun Law.

Summary

A wicked landowner wants to get his hands on a farmer's ranch, so hires a gunslinger to kill him. However, the mercenary befriends his intended target - and also falls for his daughter - so resolves to defend them from their enemies during a cattle drive. Western, starring Audie Murphy, Paul Kelly, Susan Cabot and Donald Randolph.

Cast & Crew

Reb Kittredge Audie Murphy
Dan Saxon Paul Kelly
Rita Saxon Susan Cabot
Matt Telford Donald Randolph
Cora DuFrayne Mary Castle
Johnny Lake Charles Drake
Curly Mather Jack Kelly
Professor Jesse White
Director Nathan Juran
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist Ltd
Drama