Gunfighters (The Assassin) (1947)




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Zane Grey, that bottomless bounty of inspiration for Hollywood westerns, wrote the novel upon which Gunfighters was based. Randolph Scott stars as a gunslinger who's vowed to kill no more. He goes to work for a land baron (Griff Barnett) who's been driving out neighboring ranchers by fair means and foul. The baron's nice daughter (Dorothy Hart) falls for Scott, while the girl's nastier sister (Barbara Britton) is obsessed by her father's vicious henchman Bruce Cabot. Scott eventually chooses the right side in the ranch war, leading to a showdown with Cabot--and the breaking of his vow to never again fire a gun. Gunfighters was photographed in Cinecolor, a process that produced pleasing reds and blues but ignored yellows and greens.


Randolph Scott
as Brazos Kane
Barbara Britton
as Bess Banner
Bruce Cabot
as Bard Macky
Dorothy Hart
as Jane Banner
Forrest Tucker
as Hen Orcutt
Charles Kemper
as Sheriff Klacaden
Grant Withers
as Deputy Bill Yount
John Miles
as Johnny O'Neil
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There must be at least a hundred or so B Westerns with the same stale theme.

Jul 30, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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