The Gunfighter (1950)



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A retired gunslinger is forced to strap on his six-shooters once again by the vengeful brothers of a man he killed in self-defense.

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Critic Reviews for The Gunfighter

All Critics (10)

It's expertly assembled classic western fodder, and the template for every elegiac "retired killer" movie to come - from Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven to Hugh Jackman in Logan.

May 24, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A seminal Western superbly directed with restraint by Henry King.

Jan 24, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Good movie about the consequences of our choices.

Dec 28, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Gregory Peck is in top form as Johnny Ringo in Henry Koster's brooding psychological Western about a doomed gunslinger who wants to lay the guns down.

Aug 27, 2005 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Henry King's, and Gregory Peck's, best sagebrusher -- bar none.

Dec 8, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Gunfighter


Good western. Gregory Peck plays notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo, who gets challenged by every wannabe at every turn. The Gunfighter has a similar story to High Noon, but without any gunfights and a tense finale, it's a lot less memorable. Overall well worth your consideration if your a fan of Peck or this genre.

Jonny Crumley
Jonny Crumley

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Terrific western drama of the deadiest shot in the Old West who returns to his old hometown and resumes his family together.

Dean McKenna
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