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The Gunfighter

  • Drama
  • 1950
  • Henry King
  • 81 mins
  • U

Summary

Western starring Gregory Peck. Renowned gunfighter Jimmy Ringo would like to retire but his reputation ensures that he is constantly being drawn into confrontations. In an attempt to change his life, Ringo visits his son and estranged wife, but even in their small community he is unable to escape his bloody past.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Gregory Peck gives a performance of characteristic dignity and grit in this simmering western about the stark realities of frontier life. Having been forced to go for his gun by a bar-room braggart, gunslinger Peck rides off to a neighbouring town to visit his estranged wife and son, only to find his presence resented by the locals and his life threatened by the brothers of his latest victim. Veteran director Henry King expertly strips away the glamour of the gunfighter to reveal a lonely man who regrets his past, but knows that killing is his only future.

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Credits

Cast

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Jimmy RingoGregory Peck
Peggy WalshHelen Westcott
Sheriff Mark StrettMillard Mitchell
MollyJean Parker
MacKarl Malden
Hunt BromleySkip Homeier
CharlieAnthony Ross
Mrs PennyfeatherVerna Felton
Mrs DevlinEllen Corby
EddieRichard Jaeckel
First brotherAlan Hale Jr
Second brotherDavid Clarke
Third BrotherJohn Pickard

Crew

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DirectorHenry King

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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