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« : February 20, 2017, 09:57:51 PM »

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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 on the Starz Western channel 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

« : February 21, 2017, 08:04:18 AM AlamoScout210 »

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« #1 : February 21, 2017, 04:09:05 AM »

Never seen it thanks for the heads up. PS AlamoScout210, try and always give your source, TV, cable, DVD, VHS, etc., etc., so the rest of us who are interested can give it a look-see.  O0


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« #2 : February 21, 2017, 08:04:50 AM »

Never seen it thanks for the heads up. PS AlamoScout210, try and always give your source, TV, cable, DVD, VHS, etc., etc., so the rest of us who are interested can give it a look-see.  O0

got it!

I edited my post to include where I watched it.

thanks for the tip!


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« #3 : February 27, 2021, 11:53:33 AM »

So the Indian girl shoots herself not to be raped by LVC (unless she wanted to shoot him, but to me looks like she suicides. Sure, an Indian girl suiciding is hard to believe). Sounds familiar? "You have to be a real fan to put up with the hackneyed plot...It bogs down in silly villainy and cheap plot twists that seem a left  over from a 1946 "B" oater..."(Garfield). I am not an expert as Garfield but I doubt that in 1946 "B" oaters a lynch posse were shown prevailing upon a sheriff who, after being k.o.'d woke up to find himself in the same shot with the dangling legs of the hanged victim. Or that there was a mortician being made fun of, dressing up whenever some shooting is about to start. And the final shooting is original, yes, as noted above. So the plot may have many loopholes but, as noted by Garfield: "the cast performs much better than it needs to"  especially Tucker in a James Arness-like performance. Worden plays Worden and LVC (see his entrance and how he mistreats Worden: Angel Eyes would be proud of him) is up to the task. Mara Corday Indian doesn't look but a looker she is. 7-8/10 (Enthusiastic comments at youtube: they are not Garfield's fans).


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