The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

DVD - 2008
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Jimmy Ringo is a notorious killer and the deadliest shot in the Old West. Though his appetite for bloodletting has waned, Jimmy is forced to stay on the run by young guns determined to shoot him down. After killing an upstart in self-defense, he escapes the boy's vengeful brothers to the nearby town of Cayenna. There, he hopes to convince his estranged wife to resume their life together. With more young men gunning for him, Ringo's fate lies in the hands of the sheriff, his old bandit partner


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May 21, 2016

Does "adult western" mean it's kinda boring? This 1950 western that does try to bring more depth and maturity to the genre with mixed results. Gregory Peck plays a notorious gunfighter who has grown weary of punks in every town challenging him. After he shoots one in a bar, he tries to hang up his guns, but the man's brothers aren't going to let him. Peck is good, if stoical, in the lead and it is an admirable attempt to be more complex than the average western, but it's also pretty slow. Karl Malden plays a gregarious bartender. Directed by Henry King, who worked with Peck several times, including on the WW2 film "12 'O Clock High." Apparently John Wayne wanted to play the lead and was bummed he didn't. The Jimmy Stewar/Anthony Mann films are a better example of "adult" westerns.

brendancarlson Oct 31, 2011

Beautifully shot and amazing to watch adult Western.


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