Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

Death of a Gunfighter




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Famed anonymous director Alan Smithee (in this case a hybrid of Richard Totten and Don Siegel), directed this turgid western drama concerning Marshal Frank Patch (Richard Widmark), who, even though he has kept the peace in Cottonwood Springs for over twenty years, is now considered a local joke by the town liberals who want some new blood in the Marshall's Office. They get it when Patch shoots the drunken Luke Mills (James Lydon) in self-defense. Now the forces of progress really want Patch out. … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Joseph Calvelli
Universal Pictures


as Marshal Frank Patch

as Claire Quintana

as Lou Trinidad

as Andrew Oxley

as Lester Locke

as Edward Rosenbloom

as Laurie Mills

as Ivan Stanek

as Mayor Chester Sayre

as Doc Adams

as Hilda Jorgenson

as Hilda Jorgenson

as Dan Joslin

as Arch Brandt

as Luke Mills

as Luke Mills

as Mary Elizabeth

as Rev. Rork

as Will Oxley

as Fr. Sweeney

as Paul Hammond

as Phil Miller

as Chris Hogg

as Roy Brandt

as Mexican Woman
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Critic Reviews for Death of a Gunfighter

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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The title tells it all.

Full Review… | June 7, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

July 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for Death of a Gunfighter

The strange hybrid of directing styles is the only aspect of this otherwise routine Western that holds any real interest.

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