The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

Director: Henry King Cast: Gregory Peck, Cliff Clark, Helen Westcott

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Overview

In this classic noir-influenced Western, Gregory Peck stars as an aging gunslinger, sick of killing but haunted by punks wanting to make a name for themselves by slaying a legend. After being warned by his old friend the Sheriff, Peck decides to return East to see his estranged wife and the child he left behind. Knowing his death is an inevitability if he stays, Peck leaves but before he can reach his destination his past catches up with him in the form of a young outlaw. A showdown-cum-Greek tragedy follows and the film ends on a haunting, bleak note. Nominated for an Academy Award in Best Motion Picture Story, The Gunfighter was often imitated by other Westerns, most notably by High Noon, and its minimalist, morally difficult, and compelling tale made it one of the most important films produced in the 1950s.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1998
UPC: 0086162121333
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Jimmy Ringo
Cliff Clark Jerry Marlowe
Helen Westcott Peggy Walsh
Angela Clarke Mac's Wife
Millard Mitchell Sheriff Mark Strett
David Clarke Second Brother
Jean Parker Molly
Ellen Corby Mrs. Devlin
Karl Malden Mac
Skip Homeier Hunt Bromley
Verna Felton Mrs. Pennyfeather
Alan Hale First Brother
Jean Innes Alice Marlowe
Richard Jaeckel Eddie
Mae Marsh Mrs. O'Brien
James Millican Pete
Alberto Morin Pablo
Ed Mundy Street Loafer
B.G. Norman Jimmie
Hank Patterson Jake
John M. Pickard Third Brother
Anthony Ross Charlie
Harry Shannon Bartender
Kim Spalding Clerk
Houseley Stevenson Barlow
Ferris Taylor Grocer
Kenneth Tobey Swede
William Vedder Minister
Anne Whitfield Carrie Lou
Eddie Parkes Barber
Archie Twitchell Johnny
Jack Elam Tom McLowery
Charles Herbert Tommy Earp
Harry B. Mendoza Frank Loving

Technical Credits
Henry King Director
William Bowers Screenwriter
Alfred Bruzlin Sound/Sound Designer
André De Toth Screenwriter
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Irvine Art Director
Nunnally Johnson Producer,Screenwriter
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Barbara McLean Editor
Arthur C. Miller Cinematographer
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Ben Nye Makeup
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
William Sellers Screenwriter
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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