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The Quiet Gun (1957)

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#1 Terrence1


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:37 PM

AlamoScout, I thank you for reminding us of this movie.  I've heard of it, but I don't think I've ever seen it.  And that surprises me, since I absolutely love Westerns.  And Mara Corday has made some wonderful Westerns herself.  I'm a real fan of hers, so I'll be sure to look out for this movie.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:02 PM


In a lot of ways The Quiet Gun reminds of High Noon.  Maybe not in the same class but it's just as entertaining with a terrific ending. 



A lot of westerns were inspired by HIGH NOON. Another good one is SILVER LODE with John Payne.

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"You've had a few hours given back to you from life. A few hours in which to change your minds and your hearts. When you came into the grounds of this inn, you came into a place as it was a year ago today. You were in your own time, but the house and garden and Gwyneth and I are in the time of last year. The day the bomb hit. When you go away and walk up the road you will have spent a night in an inn. But if you look back from the crest of the hill, the halfway house will not be here...but if you remember, it will be as you remember a forgotten snatch of song. It will be a picture before your eyes. Gone before you realize it is there. Or an echo in the hidden places of your mind. But you have been here...and the world is what you make it." -- Mervyn Johns, THE HALFWAY HOUSE.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:05 AM

Sheriff Carl Brandon must uphold the law and prevent a lynching when his best friend is accused of murder and immorality by the townsfolk.



Forrest Tucker stars in this movie I just happened to catch for the first time a few months ago and I took to it like a flea to a dog. Forrest has had many good roles in many great westerns, but here he really stands out as the feature headliner as a sheriff whose easy going manner belies his handiness with a gun. Forrest is surrounded by a well recognizable supporting cast - Mara Corday, Jim Davis, Lee Van Cleef & Hank Worden.
In a lot of ways The Quiet Gun reminds of High Noon.  Maybe not in the same class but it's just as entertaining with a terrific ending. 
This movie is highly recommendable especially for Forrest Tucker fans. 8/10

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"Anybody who doesn't want to hang can step out get shot"

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