The Gunslinger (1956)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Outlaw (Gunfighter) Film, Revisionist Western  |   Release Date - Oct 1, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Produced by Roger Corman, Gunslinger stars Corman's then-sweetheart Beverly Garland as tough lady-marshal Rose Hood. Dance-hall girl Erica Page (Allison Hayes), Rose's bitterest enemy, hires gunslinger Cane Miro (John Ireland) to bump off the marshal. When he falls in love with Rose, Cane is faced with the most delicate dilemma in his entire murderous career. Cheaply made, Gunslinger has a raw, dusty integrity often lacking in more expensive westerns. The best scenes involve the confrontations between Beverly Garland and Allison Hayes, two of the most fearsome females ever captured on celluloid.

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cowgirl, assassination, bar [pub], claim-jumpers, cowboy, frontier, gunfighter, love, one-against-odds, outlaw [Western], revenge, sheriff, widow/widower, wilderness, woman