GUNFIGHTER

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THE GUNFIGHTER

Henry King
USA, 1950
Fiction, 85min, OF

THE GUNFIGHTER

Henry King
USA, 1950
Fiction, 85min, OF

Cast: 
Gregory Peck
Jimmy Ringo
Helen Westcott
Peggy Walsh
Millard Mitchell
Marshall Mark Strett
Jean Parker
Molly
Karl Malden
Mac
Skip Homeier
Hunt Bromley
Screenplay: 
William Bowers
William Sellers nach einer Vorlage von William Bowers und André De Toth
Sound: 
Alfred Bruzlin
Roger Heman
Camera: 
Arthur C. Miller
Editor: 
Barbara McLean
Composer: 
Alfred Newman
Decoration: 
Lyle Wheeler
Costume: 
Travilla

Production: 
Twentieth Century Fox
World Sales: 
Hollywood Classics Linton House, 39/51 Highgate Road London NW5 1RS, Großbritannien T 207 424 7280 geraldine@hollywoodclassics.com
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White
Kopie aus der Sammlung des Österreichischen Filmmuseums

A superb Western, almost classical in its observance of the unities, and a ground-breaker in its day with its characterisation of Gregory Peck's notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo as a man just about over the hill, haunted by the dead weight of his reputation, the fear of loneliness, the certainty of dying at the hands of some fast-draw punk sneering «He don't look so tough to me». Riding into the small town where the wife and child he abandoned are living incognito, he insists on waiting in the saloon in the hope that she will agree to see him. The kids play hookey from school to gape open-mouthed; the bartender gleefully rubs his hands at the thought of the profits; indignant rustling from the good ladies of the town serve notice that an outlaw is unwelcome; and with assorted grudge-bearers already assembling, along with the aforesaid fast-draw punk, there is clearly no future for Johnny Ringo.