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De wet van de kogel (1965)

Town Tamer (original title)
A gunfighter is hired to clean up a wild frontier town, but there are forces afoot who want to keep the town as wide-open as it is.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Frank Gruber (novel), Frank Gruber (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Andrews ... Tom Rosser
Terry Moore ... Susan Tavenner
Pat O'Brien ... Judge Murcott
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Mayor Charlie Leach (as Lon Chaney)
Bruce Cabot ... Riley Condor
Lyle Bettger ... Lee Ring / Marshal Les Parker
Richard Arlen ... Doctor Kent
Barton MacLane ... James Fenimore Fell
Richard Jaeckel ... Deputy Johnny Honsinger
Philip Carey ... Jim Akins
Sonny Tufts ... Carmichael
Coleen Gray ... Carol Rosser
DeForest Kelley ... Guy Tavenner
Jeanne Cagney ... Mary Donley
Don 'Red' Barry ... 'Tex' (as Donald Barry)
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Storyline

The life of Tom Rosser, a town-taming gunman-for-hire, takes a turn when a bullet meant for him, from the gun of a renegade, Lee Ring, kill's Rosser's wife, Carol, instead. Ring, had been sent by the ruthless Kansas gang-leader, Riley Condor, to kill Rosser. The latter goes to White Plains, supposedly to look over property to but his agenda is to kill Condor. Word gets around that Rosser is in town and Condor realizes that his gunslinging henchmen, Horsinger, Tavenner, Slim Akins, Flon and Ring, are no match for Rosser, and he sets in motion a plan that will use the law to eliminate Rosser. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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kansas | year 1879 | widow | doctor | ranch | See All (25) »

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TRIGGERS ALL THE EXCITEMENT OF THE VIOLENT WEST! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1966 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De wet van de kogel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

A.C. Lyles Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Cooper originally owned the rights, and planned to star. See more »

Goofs

Susan Tavaner's (Terry Moore) hair was so modern, and the lipstick color definitely 1960s. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Kent: Next time you feel in need of exercise go out and tackle a Montana grizzly bear. He won't maul you as much as Flon.
Tom Rosser: Flon won't touch me again. I'll shoot him down if he makes another threatening move.
Tom Rosser: [the doctor offers him a drink] No thanks.
Doctor Kent: [he empties the glass] Now you know the worst. I drink.
Mayor Charlie Leach: [enters] How's he doing?
Doctor Kent: He'll live.
Mayor Charlie Leach: Good. The last man Flon mangled is gonna be crippled the rest of his life.
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Soundtracks

Town Tamer
Music by Jimmie Haskell
Lyrics by "By' Dunham'
Sung by The Three D's
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Fun Gun-Slinging Action
13 June 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

For a western film, it's a pretty fun watch. Two of my favorite actors are in this one which makes it all that much better: Lon Chaney and Deforest Kelley.

Tom Rosser is hired to help clean and straighten up a town where some of the folks in the area want to keep the town as wild as possible - and running it the way they want it ran, not the way mayor and law want it to be. It's up to Rosser take the men out get the town back to good.

The movie does take a few turns which keeps the story on the interesting side. All the actors give fine performances - so it's worthwhile watching if you like a good old fashioned gun-slinging western film.

7.5/10


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