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Gun Street (1961)

In this movie filmed and released in 1961 (and not a 1962 production), an escaped convict returns to town and begins a reign of terror. Marked for death are Dr. Dean Knudtson, his wife ... See full summary »

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Edward L. Cahn

Writer:

Sam Freedle (as Sam C. Freedle)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Brown ... Sheriff Chuck Morton
Jean Willes ... Joan Brady
John Clarke John Clarke ... Deputy Sheriff Sam Freed
John Pickard ... Dr. Knudson
Med Flory ... Willie Driscoll
Peggy Stewart ... Mrs. Knudson
Sandra Stone Sandra Stone ... Pat Bogan
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Frank Bogan (as Warren Kemmerling)
Nesdon Booth Nesdon Booth ... Mayor Phillips
Herb Armstrong ... Jeff Baxley
Renny McEvoy ... Operator
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In this movie filmed and released in 1961 (and not a 1962 production), an escaped convict returns to town and begins a reign of terror. Marked for death are Dr. Dean Knudtson, his wife Janice, formerly married to the killer, and Jeff Baxley, on whose testimony the man was originally sent to prison. Sheriff Charles Morton and deputy Sam Freed head a posse tracking down the killer in the desert. The man is found dead of the wounds inflicted by a prison guard trying to prevent his escape. The sheriff resigns his job and heads west with Joan. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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All The Terror Of A 'Killer Hunt'... All The Fury Of The Old West... All The Cold-Steel Courage Of One-Man Law!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Koursaroi ton pediadon See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
[Sam is practicing handling his pistol]
Sheriff Morton: You're overdoin' that, boy. That fast gun business is overrated.
Sam Freed: Yeah, I know, Sheriff, but since I watched you handle a gun, well, I-I got a lot to learn.
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You should have hanged him when you had the chance!
10 February 2008 | by sol1218See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Slow moving but still interesting western that has the local Sheriff Morton besieged on all sides for the crimes committed by an old schoolmate of his escaped bank robber Gary Wells.

Sheriff Morton who took Wells into custody after a failed bank robbery attempt some six years ago couldn't get the local jury to convict him of murder in the shooting death of a deputy sheriff. Wells getting off with only a life sentence, and not being sentenced to be hung, was because the gun used to kill the lawman belonged to Wells' partner, who was killed in the shootout, Courtland Brady. Now with Wells on the loose and determined to take revenge against Sheriff Morton and the people in town who sent him away for life all hell breaks loose with Sheriff Morton getting the wost of it.

A poor man's version of "High Noon" the movie "Gun Street" has a mostly uninformed citizenry, unlike the totally gutless one in "High Noon", blaming the innocent Sheriff Morton for Wells, with him not being given the death penalty, being able to escape and threaten them and their loved one's. And in the case of Dr. & Mrs Knudsan, Wells former wife, even their pets!

Morton and his deputy Sam Freed are also hand-strung with the fact that the town-folks are so terrified of Wells that they would rather let them, Morton & Freed, do all the work in both tracking and ,if possible ,gunning the extremely dangerous Wells down. You can see the both frustration and outrage in Sheriff Morton's face in having to be the whipping boy for all the mistakes that the ungrateful and absent-minded townspeople did, in finding Wells innocent of murder, in now having Wells breath down their necks.

In the end Sheriff Morton finally got the townspeople to get off their behinds and out of their locked homes to give him a hand in both tracking down and arresting, if at all possible, Gary Wells. Keeping up his killing spree Wells not only murdered both a local miner and town snitch, who turned him into Sheriff Morton, Jeff Baxley but slit the throat of Dr. Kundsan pet dog!***SPOILER ALERT*** Trapped with no place to go Wells suffering for a fatal gunshot wound in his escape from prison slowly bled to death in the high country as Sheriff Morton Deputy Freeman and a posse of some 20 men were combing the area looking for him.

You can say in the end Gary Wells did in fact not only escape from prison but justice as well. It was Sheriff Morton who did the right thing in walking away from the thankless job that he had for some twenty years. Being blamed for something he had nothing to do with in Wells escaping the hangman's noose, in the towns jury finding him innocent of murder, Morton retired as sheriff of the county giving his badge to his deputy Sam Freed. This unlike Gary Cooper throwing his badge away at the end of the movie "High Noon".


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