Gunfighters (1947)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Outlaw (Gunfighter) Film  |   Release Date - Jul 15, 1947 (USA - Unknown), Jul 15, 1947 (USA)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Zane Grey, that bottomless bounty of inspiration for Hollywood westerns, wrote the novel upon which Gunfighters was based. Randolph Scott stars as a gunslinger who's vowed to kill no more. He goes to work for a land baron (Griff Barnett) who's been driving out neighboring ranchers by fair means and foul. The baron's nice daughter (Dorothy Hart) falls for Scott, while the girl's nastier sister (Barbara Britton) is obsessed by her father's vicious henchman Bruce Cabot. Scott eventually chooses the right side in the ranch war, leading to a showdown with Cabot--and the breaking of his vow to never again fire a gun. Gunfighters was photographed in Cinecolor, a process that produced pleasing reds and blues but ignored yellows and greens.



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